INSTRUCTION MANUAL

The “Quick Reference Guide” and “Software Start Guide” are provided at end of this manual.

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INSTRUCTION MANUAL

Introduction
The EOS 550D is a high-performance, digital single-lens reflex camera featuring a fine-detail CMOS sensor with 18.0 effective megapixels, DIGIC 4, high-precision and high-speed 9-point AF, approx. 3.7 fps continuous shooting, Live View shooting, and Full HD (Full HighDefinition) movie shooting. The camera is highly responsive for shooting at anytime, provides many functions fitted for advanced shooting, and offers many other features.

Take Test Shots to Familiarize Yourself with the Camera
With a digital camera, you can immediately view the image you have captured. While reading this manual, take a few test shots and see how they come out. You can then better understand the camera. To avoid botched pictures and accidents, first read the Safety Warnings (p.233, 234) and Handling Precautions (p.12,13).

Testing the Camera Before Use and Liability
After shooting, playback and check whether the images have been properly recorded. If the camera or memory card is faulty and the images cannot be recorded or downloaded to a computer, Canon cannot be held liable for any loss or inconvenience caused.

Copyrights
Copyright laws in your country may prohibit the use of your recorded images of people and certain subjects for anything but private enjoyment. Also be aware that certain public performances, exhibitions, etc., may prohibit photography even for private enjoyment.

This camera is compatible with SD memory cards, SDHC memory cards, and SDXC memory cards. This manual will refer to all these cards as just “card.” * The camera does not come with a card for recording images. Please purchase it separately.

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Item Check List
Before starting, check that all the following items have been included with your camera. If anything is missing, contact your dealer.

Camera
(with eyecup and body cap)

Battery Pack LP-E8 (with protective cover)

Battery Charger LC-E8/LC-E8E*

Wide Strap EW-100DB III

Interface cable

Stereo AV Cable AVC-DC400ST

EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (Software)

EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk

Camera Instruction Manual (this booklet)

* Battery Charger LC-E8 or LC-E8E is provided. (The LC-E8E comes with a power cord.) If you purchased a Lens Kit, check that the lens is included. Depending on the Lens Kit type, the lens instruction manual might also be included. Be careful not to lose any of the above items.

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Conventions Used in this Manual
Icons in this Manual
<6> <V> <U> <0> : Indicates the Main Dial. : Indicates the <S> cross keys. : Indicates the setting button.

0, 9, 7, 8 : Indicates that the respective function remains active for 4 sec., 6 sec., 10 sec., or 16 sec. respectively after you let go of the button.
* In this manual, the icons and markings indicating the camera’s buttons, dials, and settings correspond to the icons and markings on the camera and on the LCD monitor.

3 : Indicates a function which can be changed by pressing the
<M> button and changing the setting.

M

: When shown on the upper right of the page, it indicates that the function is available only in the Creative Zone modes (p.20). : Tip or advice for better shooting. : Problem-solving advice. : Warning to prevent shooting problems. : Supplemental information.

(p.**) : Reference page numbers for more information.

Basic Assumptions
All operations explained in this manual assume that the power switch has already been set to <1> (p.27). It is assumed that all the menu settings and Custom Functions are set to the default. For explanatory purposes, the instructions show the camera attached with an EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens.

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Chapters
For first-time DSLR users, Chapters 1 and 2 explain the camera’s basic operations and shooting procedures.

Introduction
Camera basics.

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Getting Started Basic Shooting and Image Playback
Fully automatic shooting for different subjects.

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Creative Shooting
Basic shooting features for specific types of subjects.

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Advanced Shooting
Advanced shooting features.

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Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting) Shooting Movies Handy Features
Convenient menu-based functions.

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Image Playback Printing Images Customizing the Camera Reference

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End Pages: Quick Reference Guide and Software Start Guide

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........................................................................................................................................................................................................ 36 Q Using the Quick Control Screen .......................................................................................................................................................... 58 6 ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 40 Formatting the Card............ 4 Chapters ............................... 35 Basic Operation .................................... 50 3 Shooting Landscapes........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 14 Nomenclature ... 30 Installing and Removing the SD Card ................... 29 Selecting the Interface Language...... 46 1 Full Auto Techniques............................................................................................................................................................................. 54 C Creative Auto Shooting .. 27 Setting the Date and Time............................................................................................................................................................. 51 4 Shooting Close-ups .................................................................. 12 Quick Start Guide .... 44 2 Basic Shooting and Image Playback 45 1 Fully Automatic Shooting....................................................................................... 24 Installing and Removing the Battery................................................................... 53 6 Shooting Portraits at Night ........................................................................................................ 52 5 Shooting Moving Subjects........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 38 3 Menu Operations ...... 5 Contents at a Glance........................ 3 Conventions Used in this Manual .................................. 10 Handling Precautions ...................................... 48 7 Disabling Flash......................................................... 26 Turning on the Power .... 49 2 Shooting Portraits....... 42 Switching the LCD Monitor Display ..................................................... 33 About the Lens Image Stabilizer....................Contents Introduction 2 Item Check List............................................................................................. 16 1 Getting Started 23 Charging the Battery ............................................................. 55 x Image Playback................ 31 Attaching and Detaching a Lens ............................

..........................................................................................................................................................................Contents 3 Creative Shooting 59 d: Program AE..............................................................................................................................66 S Selecting the AF Point ......................................................................................................80 Depth of Field Preview ....................................................99 2 White Balance Correction.................................................101 Auto Lighting Optimizer......104 Preventing Camera Shake ...........................83 8: Automatic Depth-of-Field AE..............................................................................................................................................62 D Using the Built-in Flash ................96 A AE Lock ....................................103 Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction ..................................................................................85 q Changing the Metering Mode...........................................98 B: Setting the White Balance ................................................................................68 MF: Manual Focusing ................................................................................................................75 4 Advanced Shooting 77 s: Action Shots ...................................................106 7 ..............................................................................78 f: Changing the Depth of Field ...........................................72 A Selecting a Picture Style ........97 A FE Lock.........................................................................................................91 A Registering a Picture Style......................................................................................................................................................................................................70 j Using the Self-timer ......................................................................................................................................................86 Oy Setting Exposure Compensation .........71 Setting the Image-recording Quality.................................................87 Auto Exposure Bracketing...............................................60 Z: Changing the ISO Speed ........................69 i Continuous Shooting .........................................................94 Setting the Color Space ........................................82 a: Manual Exposure....................................................64 E: Changing the AF Mode ...........................................................................................................................................................................................................89 A Customizing a Picture Style .......................

...... 158 b Rotating the Image .................................... 143 Reverting the Camera to the Default Settings....................................... 160 k Playing Movies ................ 120 6 7 Shooting Movies 123 k Shooting Movies......................... 164 8 ............................................................ 153 8 Image Playback 155 HI Searching for Images Quickly. 130 Handy Features 137 Handy Features ............... 139 Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness ............................................................ 111 Using AF to Focus .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 108 Shooting Function Settings ..................................................................... 124 Shooting Function Settings ................. 156 u/y Magnified View ..................................................................................................................................... 142 B Checking Camera Settings.................................... 146 Changing the Shooting Settings Screen Color....................Contents 5 Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting) 107 A Shooting with the LCD Monitor ....................................... 151 Manual Sensor Cleaning ..................................................... 162 X Editing the Movie’s First and Last Scenes ...................................................... 138 Card Reminder .............................................................................. 138 Setting the Auto Power-off Time................................................ 139 File Numbering Methods .................................................. 138 Silencing the Beeper ......................................................... 146 Setting the Flash ................................ 138 Setting the Image Review Time ............................................................... 113 Focusing Manually........................................................... 144 Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically ..................................................................................................................................................... 147 f Automatic Sensor Cleaning ................................................................ 150 Appending Dust Delete Data ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 140 Auto Rotation of Vertical Images .......................................................................... 159 k Enjoying Movies ........................................................................................................

................206 Using Eye-Fi Cards .....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................188 10 Customizing the Camera 189 Setting Custom Functions ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................212 System Map ...........................................170 L Erasing Images ..........171 B Shooting Information Display ..............................................................................................208 Function Availability Table according to Shooting Modes..................Contents Slide Show (Auto Playback).............218 Error Codes..........................225 Index ........................202 Using a Household Power Outlet .........................................................................................................................................198 Setting Copyright Information.........................................................203 Remote Control Shooting.........237 End Pages: Quick Reference Guide and Software Start Guide 243 9 ................210 Menu Settings ...................................183 W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) .............................................................165 Viewing the Images on TV .....................................................................185 Direct Printing with DPOF ..........................................................................................................................................224 Specifications ........................................................................216 Troubleshooting Guide...................................................190 Custom Function Settings ....................................................................................................204 External Speedlites ........192 Registering My Menu ...................................................................................................................................................................................173 9 Printing Images 175 Preparing to Print ..........................................................................................................................176 wPrinting.....................................................................................................................................................................................................178 Trimming the Image .................................199 11 Reference 201 When Autofocus Fails .........................................................................167 K Protecting Images ...................

75 (Selecting a Picture Style) 10 . 64 (D Flash photography) p.124 (k Movie shooting) Take a picture of yourself in a group Freeze the action Blur the action Blur the background Keep the background in sharp focus Adjust the image brightness (exposure) Shoot in low light Shoot without flash Photograph fireworks at night Shoot while viewing the LCD monitor Shoot movies Image Quality Shoot with image effects matching the subject p.84 (Bulb exposure) p.Contents at a Glance Shooting Shoot automatically Shoot continuously p. 53.71 (j Self-timer) p.46.49 (7 Flash Off) p.78 (s Shutter-priority AE) p.45 .50.108 (A Live View shooting) p.57 (Basic Zone modes) p.87 (Exposure compensation) p.80 (f Aperture-priority AE) p. 70 (i Continuous shooting) p. 62.

67 (AI Servo AF) Playback View the images with the camera Search for pictures quickly Prevent important images from accidental deletion Delete unnecessary images View the images on a TV set Set the LCD brightness p.175 (Direct printing) 11 .156 (H Index display) p.58 (x Playback) p. 1) p.72 (73.170 (K Image protect) p.68 (S AF point selection) p.53. 86) Focusing Change the point of focus Shoot a moving subject p.167 (Video OUT) p. 83.Make a large-size print of the picture Take many pictures p.72 (76.139 (LCD brightness) Printing Print pictures easily p.171 (L Delete) p.

To prevent condensation. For stubborn dirt. If the camera is suddenly brought in from the cold into a warm room. remove the battery and store the camera in a cool. condensation may form on the camera and internal parts. Do not use cleaners that contain organic solvents to clean the camera body or lens. The camera is not waterproof and cannot be used underwater. If condensation forms on the camera. have the camera checked by your Canon dealer or check the camera yourself and make sure it is working properly. Strong magnetic fields can cause camera misoperation or destroy image data. If the camera has been exposed to salty air. Never attempt to disassemble the camera yourself. This is to avoid damaging the camera. Use a blower to blow away dust on the lens. If you have not used the camera for some time or if there is an important shoot coming up. dry. Corroded contacts can cause camera misoperation. Also avoid using or leaving the camera near anything emitting strong radio waves such as a large antenna. and focusing screen. well-ventilated location. viewfinder. If the camera will not be used for an extended period. first put the camera in a sealed plastic bag and let it adjust to the warmer temperature before taking it out of the bag. The camera contains precision electronic circuitry. Never leave the camera near anything having a strong magnetic field such as a magnet or electric motor. Do not touch the camera’s electrical contacts with your fingers. If there is condensation. and wait until the condensation has evaporated before using the camera. Even while the camera is in storage. remove the lens. Avoid storing the camera where there are corrosive chemicals such as a darkroom or chemical lab. Do not leave the camera in excessive heat such as in a car in direct sunlight. promptly consult your nearest Canon Service Center. Do not drop it or subject it to physical shock. test all its functions before using it. press the shutter button a few times once in a while to check that the camera is still working. If the camera has not been used for an extended period. wipe it with a well-wrung wet cloth. This is to prevent the contacts from corroding. take the camera to the nearest Canon Service Center.Handling Precautions Camera Care This camera is a precision instrument. do not use the camera. reflex mirror. card and battery from the camera. High temperatures can cause the camera to malfunction. 12 . Wipe off any water droplets with a dry cloth. If you accidentally drop the camera into water.

holding the hot camera for a long period can cause slight skin burns. note the following: Do not drop.99% effective pixels. Store the card in a case. In case visible spots still remain after the automatic sensor cleaning. etc. this is only temporary and will disappear when the camera is left unused for a few days. 13 . dusty. Lens After detaching the lens from the camera.Handling Precautions LCD Monitor Although the LCD monitor is manufactured with very high precision technology with over 99. Live View shooting. the camera may become hot. Do not store the card in hot. About smear adhering to the front of the sensor Besides dust entering the camera from outside.01% or less pixels. attach the lens caps or put down the lens with the rear end up to avoid scratching the lens surface and electrical contacts. are not a malfunction. having the sensor cleaned by a Canon Service Center is recommended. If the LCD monitor is left on for a prolonged period. speakers. They do not affect the images recorded. Contacts Cautions During Prolonged Use If you use continuous shooting. bend. there might be a few dead pixels among the remaining 0.. or magnet. screen burn-in may occur where you see remnants of what was displayed. Also avoid places prone to having static electricity. Dead pixels displaying only black or red. Although this is not a malfunction. physical shock. Do not leave the card in direct sunlight or near a heat source. It will return to normal at room temperature. or wet the card. Cards To protect the card and its recorded data. or humid locations. or vibration. However. Do not subject it to excessive force. in rare cases lubricant from the camera’s internal parts may adhere to the front of the sensor. or movie shooting for a prolonged period. the LCD monitor display may seem slow or it might look black. Do not store or use the card near anything having a strong magnetic field such as a TV set. In low or high temperatures.

(p.26) To charge the battery. (p. (p. see page 24. insert it into the slot.Quick Start Guide 1 2 3 4 5 14 White index Red index Insert the battery.33) Open the slot cover and insert a card.31) With the card’s label facing you.33) Align the lens’ white or red index with the camera’s index in the matching color. Attach the lens. (p.27) When the LCD monitor displays the Date/Time setting screen. see page 29. Set the power switch to <1>. (p. Set the lens focus mode switch to <AF>. .

on the LCD monitor.Quick Start Guide 6 7 8 9 Set the Mode Dial to <1> (Full Auto). To shoot while looking at the LCD monitor. press the <x> button (p. The shooting settings displayed on the LCD monitor will turn off when your eye nears the viewfinder eyepiece. (p. Press the shutter button halfway. (p. To delete an image. see page 107. 15 .138) The captured image will be displayed for approx. To display the image again. Review the picture. 2 sec. Take the picture. If necessary.37) Look through the viewfinder and aim the viewfinder center over the subject.171). Focus the subject. see “Erasing Images” (p. (p. the built-in flash will popup automatically.37) Press the shutter button completely to take the picture. (p.58).46) All the necessary camera settings will be set automatically. and the camera will focus the subject.

Nomenclature
The names in bold indicate the parts mentioned up until the “Basic Shooting and Image Playback” section.
Mode Dial (p.20) Power switch (p.27) <Z> ISO speed setting button (p.62) <6> Main Dial (p.4) Shutter button (p.37) Built-in flash/AF-assist beam (p.64/147) EF Lens mount index (p.33) EF-S Lens mount index (p.33) Flash-sync contacts Hot shoe (p.206) <V> Focal plane mark (p.52) Strap mount (p.23) Red-eye reduction/ Self-timer lamp (p.65/71) Remote control sensor (p.106,204) Grip
Mirror (p.106,153)

Microphone (p.134) <D> Flash button (p.64)

Contacts (p.13) Lens mount Lens lock pin

Terminal cover Lens release button (p.34) Depth-of-field preview button (p.82)

External microphone IN terminal (p.134) Remote control terminal (p.205) Audio/video OUT/ Digital terminal (p.169,176) Body cap (p.33) HDMI mini OUT terminal (p.167)

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Nomenclature

Eyecup (p.205) Viewfinder eyepiece Display-off sensor (p.146)

Dioptric adjustment knob (p.36) <A> Live View shooting/ Movie shooting button (p.108/124) <A/I> AE lock/ FE lock button/ Index/Reduce button (p.97/98/156/158,183) <S/u> AF point selection/ Magnify button (p.68/158,183)

<B> Shooting settings display button (p.44,110,126, 143,173)

<M> Menu button (p.40) Speaker (p.162) Card slot cover (p.31)

LCD monitor (p.40,139)

<O> Aperture/ Exposure compensation button (p.83/87) Tripod socket <Q/l> Quick Control button/ Direct print button (p.38/181) <x> Playback button (p.58) <0> Setting button (p.40) <S> Cross keys (p.40) <WB> White balance selection button (p.99) <XA> Picture Style selection button (p.75) <Yi/Q> Drive mode selection button (p.70,71) <ZE> AF mode selection button (p.66) Card slot (p.31)

DC cord hole (p.203)

Access lamp (p.32) Battery compartment cover release lever (p.26) Battery compartment cover (p.26) <L> Erase button (p.171)

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Nomenclature

Shooting Settings Display
Exposure level indicator Exposure compensation amount (p.87) AEB range (p.89) Shutter speed Picture Style (p.75) Shooting mode Image-recording quality (p.72) 73 83 74 84 76 86 1 1+73 Large/Fine Large/Normal Medium/Fine Medium/Normal Small/Fine Small/Normal RAW RAW+Large/Fine Auto Lighting Optimizer (p.103) Drive mode (p.70,71) u Single shooting i Continuous shooting Q Self-timer/ Remote control l Self-timer:2 sec q Self-timer: Continuous Shots remaining Shots remaining during WB bracketing Self-timer countdown Bulb exposure time Metering mode (p.86) q Evaluative metering w Partial metering r Spot metering e Center-weighted average metering AF mode (p.66) X One-Shot AF 9 AI Focus AF Z AI Servo AF g Manual Focusing Aperture c Main Dial pointer (p.77) ISO speed (p.62) Flash exposure compensation (p.88) Highlight tone priority (p.194)

Quick Control icon (p.38) White balance (p.99) Q Auto W Daylight E Shade R Cloudy Y Tungsten light U White fluorescent light I Flash O Custom 2 White balance correction (p.101) B White balance bracketing (p.102) Eye-Fi transmission status* (p.208) Battery check (p.28) zxcn

* Displayed if an Eye-Fi card is used. The display will show only the settings currently applied.

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Nomenclature

Viewfinder Information
Spot metering circle Focusing screen AF point activation indicator < > AF points

<Z> ISO speed <2> White balance correction

<A> AE lock/ AEB in-progress

<o> Focus confirmation light Max. burst <0> Monochrome shooting ISO speed <A> Highlight tone priority Exposure level indicator Exposure compensation amount AEB range Red-eye reduction lamp-on indicator Aperture

<D> Flash-ready Improper FE lock warning <e> High-speed sync (FP flash) <d> FE lock/ FEB in-progress <y> Flash exposure compensation

Shutter speed FE lock (FEL) Busy (buSY) Built-in flash recycling (D buSY)

Card full warning (FuLL) Card error warning (Err) No card warning (Card)

The display will show only the settings currently applied.

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Nomenclature

Mode Dial The Mode Dial includes the Basic Zone modes, Creative Zone modes, and Movie shooting mode. Creative Zone These modes give you more control for shooting various subjects. d s a : Program AE (p.60) : Shutter-priority AE (p.78) : Manual exposure (p.83) AE (p.85)

f : Aperture-priority AE (p.80) 8: Automatic depth-of-field

Basic Zone All you do is press the shutter button. Fully-automatic shooting suiting the subject. 1: Full Auto (p.46) C: Creative Auto (p.55) Image Zone 7: Flash Off (p.49) 2 : Portrait (p.50) 3: Landscape (p.51) 4 : Close-up (p.52) 5: Sports (p.53) 6 : Night Portrait (p.54) k: Movie shooting (p.123)

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34) Focusing ring (p.120) Focus mode switch (p.35) Lens mount index (p.69.34) Hood mount (p.231) Focus mode switch (p.33) Zoom ring (p.33) Contacts (p.13) Lens with a distance scale Hood mount (p.33) 21 .34) Distance scale Filter thread (front of lens) (p.231) Zoom ring (p.Nomenclature Lens Lens without a distance scale Focusing ring (p.231) Zoom position index (p.35) Contacts (p.13) Lens mount index (p.120) Image Stabilizer switch (p.231) Image Stabilizer switch (p.33) Zoom position index (p.69.34) Filter thread (front of lens) (p.

Battery pack slot Charge lamp Full-charge lamp Power plug This power unit is intended to be correctly orientated in a vertical or floor mount position.24).24). Charge lamp Full-charge lamp Battery pack slot Power cord Power cord socket 22 . Battery Charger LC-E8E Charger for Battery Pack LP-E8 (p.Nomenclature Battery Charger LC-E8 Charger for Battery Pack LP-E8 (p.

Pull the strap to take up any slack and make sure the strap will not loosen from the buckle. Then pass it through the strap’s buckle as shown in the illustration. The eyepiece cover is also attached to the strap (p. Attaching the Strap Pass the end of the strap through the camera’s strap mount eyelet from the bottom.205). 1 Eyepiece cover 23 .Getting Started This chapter explains preparatory steps before you start shooting and basic camera operations.

When the battery is fully recharged. As shown in the illustration.50°F) will take a longer time (up to 4 hours). 2 Attach the battery. the full-charge lamp will turn green. To detach the battery. For LC-E8E LC-E8E Connect the power cord to the charger and insert the plug into the power outlet.10°C / 43°F . follow the above procedure in reverse. 24 . Recharging starts automatically and the charge lamp turns orange. attach the battery securely. flip out the battery charger’s prongs and insert the prongs into a power outlet. 2 hours to fully recharge a completely exhausted battery at 23°C / 73°F.Charging the Battery 1 Remove the protective cover. recharging in low temperatures (6°C . The time required to recharge the battery depends on the ambient temperature and battery’s charge level. For LC-E8 As shown by the arrow. It takes approx. For safety reasons. LC-E8 3 Recharge the battery.

a small amount of power current is released. The Battery Pack LP-E8 is dedicated to Canon products only. If the battery becomes exhausted quickly even after being fully charged. Doing so can damage the battery charger. resulting in excess discharge and shorter battery life. When not using the camera. The battery charger can also be used in foreign countries. Store the battery with the protective cover attached. The battery charger is compatible with a 100 V AC to 240 V AC 50/ 60 Hz power source. detach it and unplug the charger from the power outlet. If the battery is left in the camera for a prolonged period. Even during storage. Do not attach any portable voltage transformer to the battery charger. the battery has reached the end of its service life. Purchase a new battery. Storing the battery after it is fully charged can lower the battery’s performance. After recharging the battery. Do not charge any battery other than the Battery Pack LP-E8. a charged battery will gradually discharge and lose its power. attach a commercially-available plug adapter for the respective country or region. If necessary. 25 . Using it with an incompatible battery charger or product may result in malfunction or accidents for which Canon cannot be held liable.Charging the Battery Tips for Using the Battery and Charger Recharge the battery on the day before or on the day it is to be used. remove the battery.

Slide the lever as shown by the arrow and open the cover. 26 . be careful not to swing it back further. the hinge might break. Insert the battery until it locks in place.until it snaps shut. Press the cover Removing the Battery Open the cover and remove the battery. 1 Open the battery compartment cover. To prevent short circuiting. Otherwise. the battery Insert the end with contacts. Press the battery release lever as shown by the arrow and remove the battery.Installing and Removing the Battery Installing the Battery Load a fully charged Battery Pack LP-E8 into the camera. be sure to attach the protective cover to the battery. 3 Close the cover. After opening the battery compartment cover. 2 Insert the battery.

Set to this position when not using the camera. Even during the sensor cleaning. <1> : The camera turns on.] will be displayed and the power will turn off after the card finishes recording the image. During the sensor cleaning.37). If you repeatedly turn the power switch <1>/<2> at a short interval. the sensor cleaning will be executed automatically. If you set the power switch to <2> while an image is being recorded to the card. You can change the auto power-off time with the menu’s [5 Auto power off] setting (p. you can still shoot by pressing the shutter button halfway (p. just press the shutter button halfway (p.139).Turning on the Power If the date/time setting screen appears when you turn on the power switch. the camera turns off automatically after about 30 seconds of non-operation.37) to stop the sensor cleaning and take a picture.. This is normal and not a problem. 27 . About the Automatic Self-Cleaning Sensor Whenever you set the power switch to <1> or <2>. the <f> icon might not be displayed. <2> : The camera is turned off and does not operate. To turn on the camera again. About Auto Power Off To save battery power.. the LCD monitor will display <f>. [Recording . see page 29 to set the date/time.

the battery level will be indicated in one of four levels: z : Battery level is OK. c : Battery will be exhausted soon. With size-AA/LR6 alkaline batteries. Depending on the lens used. The number of possible shots will decrease with any of the following operations: • Pressing the shutter button halfway for a prolonged period. the number of possible shots at 23°C / 73°F is approx. • Often activating only the AF without taking a picture. n : Battery must be recharged. 550 shots Approx. see page 109. For battery life with Live View shooting. x : Battery level is slightly down. 28 . Battery Life Temperature No Flash 50% Flash Use At 23°C / 73°F Approx. 270 shots with 50% flash use. The Battery Grip BG-E8 approximately doubles the number of possible shots with two LP-E8 batteries installed. • Using the LCD monitor often. but adequate power remains. The lens operation is powered by the camera’s battery. no Live View shooting. the number of possible shots may be lower. and CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards. • Using the lens Image Stabilizer. 440 shots At 0°C / 32°F Approx. 400 shots The figures above are based on a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8. 470 shots Approx. 470 shots without flash use and approx.Turning on the Power Checking the Battery Level When the power switch is set to <1>.

the [6] tab. (Returns to b. Press the <M> button to return to the shooting settings display. select [Date/ Press the <U> key to select the [6] tab. then press <0>. Press the <V> key to set the number. Press the <M> button to display the menu. the date/time might be reset. The date/time will be set. 29 . If you store the camera without the battery or if the camera’s battery becomes exhausted. Press then press <0>. the Date/Time setting screen will appear. then press <0>. the 3 SetPress date and time.3 Setting the Date and Time When you turn on the power for the first time or if the date/time has been reset. Under 2 Time]. Press the <V> key to select [Date/ Time].) setting. The date/time set will start from when you press <0> in step 4.to select the the <U> key date or time number. 1 Display the menu. Be sure to set the correct date/time. set the date/time again. Follow steps 3 and 4 to set the date/time. Note that the date/time appended to recorded images will be based on this date/time setting. Press <0> so <a> is displayed. If this happens. 4 Exit the the <U> key to select [OK].

Press the <M> button to return to the shooting settings display. Press the <V> key to select [LanguageK] (the third item from the top). 30 . select Press the <U> key to select the [6] tab.3 Selecting the Interface Language 1 Display the menu. the the <V> key to select language. tab. the 3 SetPress desired language. Under the [6] 2 [LanguageK]. The interface language will change. then press <0>. then press <0>. Press the <M> button to display the menu.

138).and slide it in the Close the cover direction shown by the arrow until it snaps shut. 31 . Installing the Card 1 Write protect switch Open the cover. When you set the power switch to <1>. ISO speed. 2 Insertshown by the illustration. Possible shots The number of possible shots depends on the remaining capacity of the card. Make sure the card’s write protect switch is set upward to enable writing/erasing. etc. 3 Close the cover. image-recording quality. the card. the number of possible shots will be displayed on the LCD monitor. face As the card’s label side toward you and insert it until it clicks in place. Setting the [1 Release shutter without card] menu option to [Disable] will prevent you from forgetting to install a card (p. Slide the cover as shown by the arrow to open it.Installing and Removing the SD Card The captured images are recorded onto the card (sold separately).

While the access lamp is lit or blinking. If a card-related error message is displayed on the LCD monitor. never do any of the following.. it indicates that the images are being written to or read by the card. Doing so may damage the image data. Gently in the The card will stick out.42). • Opening the card slot cover. • Shaking or banging the camera around. transfer all the images and then format the card with the camera (p. then open the cover.140). then let go. remove and reinstall the card. If the card already contains recorded images. Do not touch the card’s contacts with your fingers or metal objects. use a different card. When the access lamp is lit or blinking. 32 . Make sure the access lamp is off. If the error persists. • Removing the battery. the 2 Remove pushcard. or data is being transferred. Pull the card straight out.Installing and Removing the SD Card Removing the Card 1 Access lamp Open the cover. The card may then return to normal. then close the cover. It may also damage the card or camera. card. the image number might not start from 0001 (p. If you can transfer all the images in the card to a computer. Set the power switch to <2>.” is not displayed on the LCD monitor. Check that “Recording. being erased..

33 . Turn the lens as shown by the arrow until it snaps in place. Remove the rear lens cap and the body cap by turning them as shown by the arrows. When storing the camera without a lens attached. Red index lens. lens. switch If it is set to <MF> (manual focus). set the focus mode 3 On the to <AF> (autofocus). autofocus will not operate. be sure to attach the body cap to the camera. 2 Attach the lens’ red or white index with Align the the camera’s index matching the same color. 4 Remove the front lens cap.Attaching and Detaching a Lens Attaching a Lens 1 White index Remove the caps. do it in a place with minimal dust. Minimizing Dust When changing lenses. Remove dust on the body cap before attaching it.

Attach the rear lens cap to the detached lens. Turn the lens until it stops. Do not look at the sun directly through any lens.59 in.) 34 . it will look like the lens focal length is increased by 1. then detach it. If the front part (focusing ring) of the lens rotates during autofocusing.94 in. Image Conversion Factor Since the image sensor size is smaller than the 35mm film format.Attaching and Detaching a Lens About Zooming To zoom. Turning the zoom ring after achieving focus may throw off the focus slightly.6x.88 x 0. Detaching the Lens While pressing the lens release button. turn the zoom ring on the lens with your fingers. Doing so may cause loss of vision.42 x 0. If you want to zoom.) 35mm image size (36 x 24 mm / 1. Image sensor size (22. do it before focusing. turn the lens as shown by the arrows. do not touch the rotating part.9 mm / 0.3 x 14.

6 IS lenses switch the IS mode automatically.6 IS and EF-S 18-135mm f/3. If the camera is mounted on a tripod.About the Lens Image Stabilizer When you use the IS lens’ built-in Image Stabilizer. you can save battery power by switching the IS switch to <2>. The Image Stabilizer can operate with the focus mode switch set to either <f> or <g>. The procedure explained here is based on the EF-S 18-55mm f/3. Some IS lenses enable you to switch the IS mode manually to suit the shooting conditions. 2 Press the shutter button halfway. press the shutter button completely to take the picture. The Image Stabilizer will operate.5-5. 1 Set the IS switch to <1>.6 IS lens as an example. the EF-S 18-55mm f/3. However. camera shake is corrected to obtain a less blurred shot. 3 Take thethe picture looks steady in the When viewfinder. The Image Stabilizer may not be effective if the subject moves at the time of exposure.5-5. The Image Stabilizer may not be effective for excessive shaking such as on a rocking boat. * IS stands for Image Stabilizer. 35 .5-5. picture. The Image Stabilizer is effective even when the camera is mounted on a monopod. Set also the camera’s power switch to <1>.

To maintain a stable stance. 6. Turn the knob left or right until the nine AF points in the viewfinder look sharp.Basic Operation Adjusting the Viewfinder Clarity Turn the dioptric adjustment knob. 36 . sold separately) is recommended. place one foot in front of the other. 3. If the camera’s dioptric adjustment still cannot provide a sharp viewfinder image. see page 107. using Dioptric Adjustment Lens E (10 types. 4. hold the camera still to minimize camera shake. Press the camera against your face and look through the viewfinder. 2. Holding the Camera To obtain sharp images. 5. Press your arms and elbows lightly against the front of your body. To shoot while looking at the LCD monitor. Press the shutter button lightly with your right hand’s index finger. Horizontal shooting Vertical shooting 1. Hold the lens bottom with your left hand. Wrap your right hand around the camera grip firmly.

and image recording. Pressing halfway This activates autofocusing and automatic exposure metering that sets the shutter speed and aperture. If you press the shutter button completely without pressing it halfway first or if you press the shutter button halfway and then press it completely immediately. then slowly press the shutter button completely. note the following: • Hold and steady the camera as shown on the previous page. To prevent camera shake. The exposure setting (shutter speed and aperture) is displayed in the viewfinder (0). You can press the shutter button halfway.Basic Operation Shutter Button The shutter button has two steps. 37 . image playback. • Press the shutter button halfway to autofocus. Then you can further press the shutter button completely. It can cause blurred pictures. Pressing completely This releases the shutter and takes the picture. Preventing Camera Shake Hand-held camera movement during the moment of exposure is called camera shake. the camera will take a moment before it takes the picture. you can instantly go back to shooting-ready by pressing the shutter button halfway. Even during the menu display.

Q Using the Quick Control Screen You can directly select and set the shooting functions displayed on the LCD monitor. In the Basic Zone modes (except C). The selected function is displayed on the screen’s bottom.70) and the imagerecording quality (p. The Quick Control screen will activate (7). the the <S> key to select function to be set. 3 Take thethe shutter button completely to Press take the picture. When the shooting settings are displayed. 1 Display the Quick Control screen. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. press the <Q> button. you can select certain drive modes (p. the 2 SetPress desired setting.72). Basic Zone modes Creative Zone modes picture. This is called the Quick Control screen. 38 .

99) ISO speed (p.20) Image-recording quality (p.62) Highlight tone priority* (p. You can also press the <U> key to change the setting.75) White balance (p.66) Asterisked functions cannot be set with the Quick Control screen.103) Drive mode (p. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. select the function and press <0>.86) AF mode (p. Function Setting Display On the Quick Control screen.194) Flash exposure compensation (p. Press <0> to finalize the setting and return to the Quick Control screen.Q Using the Quick Control Screen Quick Control Screen Nomenclature Aperture (p. The respective setting screen will then appear (except for the shutter speed and aperture).70) Metering mode (p.78) Exposure compensation/ AEB setting (p.80) Shutter speed (p. <0> 39 .88) Auto Lighting Optimizer (p.72) Picture Style (p.89) Shooting mode* (p.

3 Menu Operations You can set various functions with the menus such as the image-recording quality. etc. the tabs and menu options displayed will be different. <M> button <0> button LCD monitor <S> Cross keys Menu Screen Basic Zone modes Movie shooting mode * In Basic Zone modes and Movie shooting mode. While looking at the LCD monitor. use the <M> button. Creative Zone modes 3 Playback 1 Shooting Tab 5 Set-up 9 My Menu Menu settings Menu items 40 . date/time. <S> cross keys. and <0> button on the camera back.

the setting. Press the <M> button to display the menu. 41 . 5 SetPress desired set it. 6 Exit the the <M> button to return Press to the shooting settings display. tab. The explanation of menu functions hereinafter assumes that you have pressed the <M> button to display the menu screen. (Some settings require you to press either the <V> or <U> key to select it. 4 Select the setting. item. A list of menu functions is on page 212. <0> to setting. 2 Select athe <U> key to select a tab.) The current setting is indicated in blue.or <U> key to Press the <V> select the desired setting. 3 Select the desiredkey to select the Press the <V> item. then press <0>.3 Menu Operations Menu Setting Procedure 1 Display the menu. Press You can also turn the <6> dial to select a tab.

1 Select [Format]. Under the [5] tab. select [Format]. Even protected images will be erased. then press <0>. before formatting the card. press the <L> button to checkmark [Low level format] with <X>. When the card is formatted. the menu will reappear. then select [OK]. format the card with the camera. transfer the images to a computer. all images and data in the card will be erased. 42 . When the formatting is completed. etc. then The card will be formatted. so make sure there is nothing you need to keep. press <0>. 2 Format the card.3 Formatting the Card If the card is new or was previously formatted by another camera or computer.. If necessary. Select [OK]. For low-level formatting.

A card-related error is displayed (p. This device incorporates exFAT technology licensed from Microsoft.224). execute low-level formatting or destroy the card physically to prevent the data from being leaked. The actual data is not completely erased. Be aware of this when selling or discarding the card. The card was formatted by a different camera or a computer. The card is full with images or data. only the file management information is changed. About Low-level Formatting Do low-level formatting if the card’s recording or reading speed seems slow. Since low-level formatting will erase all recordable sectors in the card. You can stop the low-level formatting by selecting [Cancel]. the formatting will take slightly longer than normal formatting. Even in this case. When discarding the card. normal formatting will have been completed and you can use the card as usual. 43 .3 Formatting the Card Execute [Format] in the following cases: The card is new. The card capacity displayed on the card format screen might be smaller than the capacity indicated on the card. When the card is formatted or data is erased. Then format the card with the camera. Before using a new Eye-Fi card. the software in the card must be installed in your computer.

146) turns off the LCD monitor automatically. the LCD monitor might turn off. 44 . Press the button again to return to the previous screen.Switching the LCD Monitor Display The LCD monitor can display the shooting settings screen. Pressing the <B> button turns the display on or off. the LCD monitor might not turn off automatically. In such a case. If a fluorescent light is nearby. you can instantly return to the shooting settings screen (shown above) and shoot by pressing the shutter button halfway. press the <B> button to turn off the monitor. Menu Functions Captured Image Appears when you press the <M> button. The LCD monitor turns on again when your eye leaves the viewfinder eyepiece. take the camera away from the fluorescent light. the display-off sensor (p.17. Shooting Settings Displayed when the camera is turned on. If you look at the viewfinder while wearing sunglasses. Appears when you press the <x> button. While the menu screen or image is displayed as shown below. When your eye nears the viewfinder eyepiece. etc. image. menu screen. Press the button again to return to the previous screen. This prevents the bright LCD monitor from interfering with your view. If this happens.

It is also enabled by default in the Creative Zone modes (p. Ba si cZ one 45 .Basic Shooting and Image Playback This chapter explains how to use the Basic Zone modes on the Mode Dial for best results and how to playback images. Also. major shooting settings cannot be changed in the fully-automatic modes.210). all you do is point and shoot and the camera sets everything automatically (p.103). With the Basic Zone modes. 2 About the Auto Lighting Optimizer In the Basic Zone modes. The settings (functions set automatically) which cannot be set by the user are grayed out. the Auto Lighting Optimizer will adjust the image automatically to obtain the optimum brightness and contrast. to prevent botched pictures due to mistaken operations.

halfway. 46 . on the LCD monitor. 4 Take thethe shutter button completely to Press take the picture. The captured image will be displayed for about 2 sec. Aiming the center AF point over the subject will make focusing easier. 3 Focus the subject. and generally the closest object will be focused. 2 Aim any AF point over the subject. Focus confirmation light picture.1 Fully Automatic Shooting 1 AF point Set the Mode Dial to <1>. the beeper will sound and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will light. If necessary. the built-in flash will popup automatically. All the AF points will be used to focus. The dot inside the AF point achieving focus flashes briefly in red. If the built-in flash has popped up. you can push it back down with your fingers. and Press the shutter button the lens will adjust the focus. At the same time.

1 Fully Automatic Shooting

FAQ
The focus confirmation light <o> blinks and focus is not achieved. Aim the AF point over an area having good contrast, then press the shutter button halfway (p.202). If you are too close to the subject, move away and try again. Sometimes multiple AF points flash simultaneously. This indicates that focus has been achieved at all those AF points. When the AF point covering the desired subject flashes, take the picture. The beeper continues to beep softly. (The focus confirmation light <o> does not light.) It indicates that the camera is focusing continuously on a moving subject. (The focus confirmation light <o> does not light.) While the beeper is beeping, you can press the shutter button completely to shoot a moving subject in focus. Pressing the shutter button halfway does not focus the subject. When the focus mode switch on the lens is set to <MF> (Manual Focus), the camera does not focus. Set the focus mode switch to <AF> (Auto Focus). Although it is daylight, the flash popped up. For a backlit subject, the flash may pop up to help reduce the subject’s dark shadow. In low light, the built-in flash fired a series of flashes. Pressing the shutter button halfway may trigger the built-in flash to fire a series of flashes to assist autofocusing. This is called AF-assist beam. It is effective up to approx. 4 meters/13.1 feet away. Although flash was used, the picture came out dark. The subject was too far away. The subject should be within 5 meters/16.4 feet from the camera. When flash was used, the bottom part of the picture came out unnaturally dark. The subject was too close to the camera, and a shadow was created by the lens barrel. The subject should be at least 1 meter/3.3 feet away from the camera. If a hood has been attached to the lens, remove it before taking the flash picture.

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Recomposing the Shot

Depending on the scene, position the subject toward the left or right to create a balanced background and good perspective. In the <1> (Full Auto) mode, while you press the shutter button halfway to focus a still subject, the focus will be locked. You can then recompose the shot and press the shutter button completely to take the picture. This is called “focus lock”. Focus lock is also possible in other Basic Zone modes (except <5> Sports).

Shooting a Moving Subject

In the <1> (Full Auto) mode, if the subject moves (distance to camera changes) during or after you focus, AI Servo AF will take effect to focus the subject continuously. As long as you keep aiming the AF point on the subject while pressing the shutter button halfway, the focusing will be continuous. When you want to take the picture, press the shutter button completely.

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7 Disabling Flash
In places where flash photography is prohibited, use the <7> (Flash Off) mode. This mode is also effective for candlelight scenes when you want to capture the ambient light.

Shooting Tips
If the numeric display in the viewfinder blinks, take care to prevent camera shake. Under low light when camera shake is prone to occur, the viewfinder’s shutter speed display will blink. Hold the camera steady or use a tripod. When using a zoom lens, use the wide-angle end to reduce blur caused by camera shake. Taking portraits without flash. Under low light, the person must not move until the picture is taken. If the person moves during the exposure, he or she might look blurred in the picture.

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The <2> (Portrait) mode blurs the background to make the human subject stand out. It also makes flesh tones and the hair look softer than with the <1> (Full Auto) mode.

Shooting Tips
The farther the distance between the subject and background, the better. The further the distance between the subject and background, the more blurred the background will look. The subject will also stand out better in front of a plain, dark background. Use a telephoto lens. If you have a zoom lens, use the telephoto end to fill the frame with the subject from the waist up. Move in closer if necessary. Focus the face. Check that the AF point covering the face flashes in red.

If you hold down the shutter button, you can shoot continuously to obtain different poses and facial expressions. (max. approx. 3.7 shots/sec.) If necessary, the built-in flash will pop up automatically.

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Use the <3> (Landscape) mode for wide scenery, night scenes, or to have everything in focus from near to far. The greens and blues also become more vivid and sharper than with <1> (Full Auto).

Shooting Tips
With a zoom lens, use the wide-angle end. When using the wide-angle end of a zoom lens, objects near and far will be in focus better than at the telephoto end. It also adds breadth to landscapes. Shooting night scenes. Since the built-in flash will be disabled, this mode <3> is also good for night scenes. Use a tripod to prevent camera shake. If you want to photograph a person against a night scene, set the Mode Dial to <6> (Night Portrait) and use a tripod (p.54).

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The lens minimum focusing distance is measured from the <V> (focal plane) mark on the camera to the subject. A simple background makes the flower.25m/0. Under low light. using the telephoto end will make the subject look larger. Shooting Tips Use a simple background. If you are too close to the subject and the bottom of the picture looks dark. etc. use a macro lens (sold separately). the built-in flash will fire.8ft>. To make small things appear much larger.. the focus confirmation light <o> will blink. Some lenses have indications such as <40. move away from the subject. use the telephoto end. With a zoom lens. Move to the subject as close as possible. If you have a zoom lens. 52 . stand out better. use the <4> (Close-up) mode. Check the lens for its minimum focusing distance. If you are too close to the subject.4 Shooting Close-ups When you want to photograph flowers or small things up close.

the viewfinder’s shutter speed display on the bottom left will blink. Using a telephoto lens is recommended so you can shoot from afar. Shooting Tips Use a telephoto lens. approx.) and autofocusing will take effect. press the shutter button completely. the focus confirmation light <o> will blink. continuous shooting (max.7 shots per sec. Use the center AF point to focus. use the <5> (Sports) mode. When you want to take the picture. If focus cannot be achieved. 53 . During autofocusing. the beeper will continue beeping softly. Under low light when camera shake is prone to occur. Hold the camera steady and shoot. If you hold down the shutter button. Aim the center AF point over the subject. whether it is a child running or a moving vehicle.5 Shooting Moving Subjects To photograph a moving subject. then press the shutter button halfway to auto focus. 3.

use a tripod to prevent camera shake. use the <6> (Night Portrait) mode. Under low light.4 feet from the camera. the built-in flash will fire automatically to obtain a good exposure of the person. When using a zoom lens. shooting also with <1> (Full Auto) is recommended. The effective distance of the built-in flash is 5 meters/16.6 Shooting Portraits at Night To shoot someone at night and obtain a natural-looking exposure in the background. Since camera shake is prone to occur with night shots. If the self-timer is also used. Also. Tell the subject to keep still even after the flash fires. use the wide-angle end to obtain a wide night view. Shooting Tips Use a wide-angle lens and a tripod.4 feet from the camera. the self-timer lamp will light briefly when the picture is taken. Keep the person within 5 meters/16. Shoot also with <1> (Full Auto). 54 .

the 3 SetPress desired setting.139) or by the power switch being set to <2>. to select You can <S> key the function (7). Press the shutter button halfway to return to the screen in step 2. * CA stands for Creative Auto. the the <S> key to select function to be set. The Creative Auto screen appears on the LCD monitor. 55 . Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. <Q> 2 Press the use thebutton. However. 4 Take thethe shutter button completely to Press take the picture. The default settings are the same as the <1> (Full Auto) mode. color tone (Picture Style). see page 56-57. whereas the <C> Creative Auto mode enables you to easily change the picture’s brightness. picture. selftimer and remote control settings will be retained. etc. the Creative Auto settings will revert to the default. the image-recording quality. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <C>. For details about each function.C Creative Auto Shooting Basic Zone modes except <C> (Creative Auto) take care of everything. If you change the shooting mode or if the power turns off via auto power off (p. A brief description of the selected function is displayed on the screen’s bottom. depth of field.

the background might not look so blurred. When flash is used. the background will look more in focus. <D> (Flash on). If you move it toward the right. If you move it toward the right. it will not be applied. the background will look more blurred. If you want to blur the background. see “Disabling Flash” on page 49. or <b> (Flash off) can be selected. the picture will look brighter.C Creative Auto Shooting Shutter speed and aperture (1) (2) (3) (4) (6) (5) Possible shots Battery check (1) Flash firing <a> (Auto flash). If you set <b> (Flash off). 56 . This setting cannot be set (grayed out) while the built-in flash is popped up. (3) Adjusting the picture brightness If you move the index mark toward the left. (2) Blurring/sharpening the background If you move the index mark toward the left. see “Shooting Portraits” on page 50. Depending on the lens and shooting conditions. the picture will look darker.

By pressing <0>. you can set it for portraits.. Remote control shooting is also possible (p. <Q> (Smooth skin tones): Effective for close-ups of women or children. landscapes.204). and self-timer shooting <i> (Continuous shooting): Shoot continuously at a maximum of about 3. you can display the [Drive mode] selection screen and set the same settings. (p. <Q> (Self-timer/Remote control): See the “Using the Self-timer” note ( ) on p. 57 . * By pressing <0>.75: Picture Style) <P> (Standard): Standard image effect applicable to most scenes. the set number of shots is taken continuously.7 frames per second (fps). see “Setting the Image-recording Quality” on page 72-74. or black-and-white photos. you can display the [Quality] selection screen and set the same settings.71. continuous. <R> (Vivid blues and greens): For impressive landscapes. <V> (Monochrome image): Creates black-and-white photos. <q> (Self-timer:Continuous): After 10 sec. (6) Image-recording quality To set the image-recording quality.C Creative Auto Shooting (4) Image effects Besides the standard image effect. Press the <V> key to set the number of multiple shots (2 to 10) to be taken with the selftimer. (5) Single.

1 Playback the image. With no information displayed Basic information displayed Histogram display Detailed information display image playback. press the <Z> key. 3 Exit the the <x> button to exit the Press image playback and return to the shooting settings display. see page 155. image.x Image Playback The easiest way to playback images is explained below. press the <Y> key. the display format will change. 2 Select theimages starting with the last To view image. Each time you press the <B> button. 58 . When you press the <x> button. To view images starting with the first (oldest) image. the last captured image will be displayed. For more details on the playback procedure.

you can set various functions and be more creative. * <d> stands for Program. 3 59 . In the <d> (Program AE) mode.Creative Shooting In the Basic Zone modes. The difference between the Basic Zone modes and <d> is explained on page 210. the camera sets the shutter speed and aperture automatically to obtain a standard exposure. In the <d> (Program AE) mode. most functions are set automatically and cannot be changed. * AE stands for Auto Exposure. to prevent spoiled shots.

The dot inside the AF point achieving focus flashes briefly in red. Look through the viewfinder and aim the selected AF point over the subject.d: Program AE To obtain a good exposure of the subject. 4 Take the picture. A correct exposure will be obtained as long as the shutter speed and aperture display do not blink. 3 Check the shutter speed and aperture display. This is called Program AE. The shutter speed and aperture will be set automatically and displayed in the viewfinder. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <d>. and press the Compose the shot shutter button completely. 2 Focus the subject. and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder’s bottom right lights (with One Shot AF + automatic AF point selection). Then press the shutter button halfway. 60 . the camera sets the exposure (shutter speed and aperture) automatically.

In very low light or very bright light.d: Program AE Shooting Tips Change the ISO speed or use the built-in flash. After you take the picture. 61 . and built-in flash are set automatically to prevent spoiled shots. (Program shift) After pressing the shutter button halfway. built-in flash.64).64). So under low light. The functions you can set are limited. turn the <6> dial to change the shutter speed and aperture setting combination (program). The program can be shifted. as shown in the figure. In bright light (4000 22).62) or use the built-in flash (p. In low light (30" 3. press the <I> (Flash) button to pop up the built-in flash. decrease the ISO speed. the program shift will be canceled. and other functions (p. Program shift is not possible with flash. With <d>.5).62) or use flash (p. the built-in flash will not fire automatically. In the <d> mode. either increase the ISO speed (p. drive mode. You can freely set the AF mode.210). the shutter speed and aperture display will blink when you press the shutter button halfway. Differences Between <d> and <1> (Full Auto) With <1>. many functions such the AF mode. To match the subject and ambient lighting level. drive mode. you can change the ISO speed (p. only the shutter speed and aperture are set automatically.

“H” (equivalent to ISO 12800) can also be set (p. 1 Press the <Z> button. You can also set the ISO speed in the viewfinder while turning the <6> dial.) may appear. if [ISO expansion] is set to [1: On]. etc. the ISO speed. the ISO speed will be set automatically (p. the ISO speed is set automatically (p. the farther the flash range will be (p. When you shoot at high ISO speeds.400 400 . 2 SetTurn the <6> dial or press the <U> key to select the ISO speed. In the Basic Zone modes.64). In the [7 Custom Functions (C.Fn)] menu.6400. (9) [ISO speed] will appear.194). the settable ISO speed range will be ISO 200 .Fn)] menu. With “AUTO” selected. 62 . ISO Speed Guide ISO Speed 100 .1600 1600 . Long exposures can also cause irregular colors in the image. noise (banding. H Shooting Situation (No flash) Sunny outdoors Overcast skies or evening time Dark indoors or night Flash Range The higher the ISO speed.63). dots of light. In the [7 Custom Functions (C. Using a high ISO speed or shooting in high-temperature conditions may result in more grainy images.63). if [Highlight tone priority] is set to [1: Enable].6400 (p.Z: Changing the ISO SpeedN Set the ISO speed (image sensor’s sensitivity to light) to suit the ambient light level.192).

63 . Therefore. Select the ISO speed. 3 Setting the Maximum ISO Speed for Auto ISON For Auto ISO. then press <0>. select [ISO Auto]. ISO 100 or a higher ISO will be set. Under the [y] tab. 800. then press <0>. If the maximum ISO speed has been set to [400] or [800]. As indicated below. *2: If fill flash results in overexposure.6400*1 Fixed at ISO 100 Fixed at ISO 400*2*3 *1: Depending on the maximum ISO speed that has been set.3200 Automatically set within ISO 100 . However. or 3200. 1600. you can set the maximum ISO speed within ISO 400 6400. the ISO speed will be set within this range. in the image’s shooting information. the actual ISO speed may be set more precisely. 200. ISO 400 1600 will be set automatically if bounce flash is used with an external Speedlite. the actual ISO speed to be set will be displayed when you press the shutter button halfway. the ISO speed will be displayed in whole-stop increments of 100. 400. the ISO speed will be set automatically to suit the shooting mode. Shooting Mode 1/7/3/4/5/6/C d/s/f/a/8 2 With flash ISO Speed Setting Automatically set within ISO 100 . you may find an ISO speed like 125 or 640 displayed as the ISO speed.Z: Changing the ISO SpeedN About “AUTO” for Automatic ISO Speed If the ISO speed is set to “AUTO”. When “AUTO” is set. *3: In the <d/8> modes and Basic Zone modes <except 6>.

5 / 3.5 .4.7. 1 Press the <D> button.7.5 / 3. or backlit conditions in daylight.69 1 .D Using the Built-in Flash In indoors. the flash will fire for the picture.61 1 . just pop up the built-in flash and press the shutter button to take flash pictures. While the flash is recycling. In Creative Zone modes. button halfway.43 1 .30 / 3.5 .5 .24 1 .5 .5.3.1/200 sec.5 .86 EF-S 18-55mm f/3.17 1 .13 / 3.5 . Effective Flash Range ISO Speed 100 200 400/AUTO 800 1600 3200 6400 H: 12800 Wide Angle 1 .11 / 3.5 .5 / 3.12 1 . “DbuSY” is displayed in the viewfinder.5 .5 / 3.31 1 .49 1 .5 . low light.6.5 .5 .6 IS lens 64 .34 1 .) will be set automatically to prevent camera shake.5 .19 / 3. you can press the <D> button anytime to take flash pictures.15 / 3. 2 Press the shutterof the viewfinder.5 / 3.138 [Approx.5-5.22 1 .5 1 . 3 Take thefocus is achieved and you When press the shutter button completely.26 / 3.5 .5 . the shutter speed (1/60 sec.5 / 3.5 / 3.21 / 3. In the <d> mode.9. In the bottom left check that the <D> icon is lit.3.6 IS lens / EF-S 18-135mm f/3.15 1 .11 1 . and [BUSYD] is displayed on the LCD monitor.5 .2. in meters / feet] Telephoto 1 .97 1 .5 .5 / 3.42 / 3.5-5. . picture.

decrease the ISO speed. check the image on the LCD monitor to make sure the flash exposure looks good (not dark at the bottom). when you press the shutter button halfway. In bright light. the red-eye reduction lamp will light. For flash photography. For important shots.]. When you press the shutter button halfway. increase the ISO speed. select [Red-eye reduc. the viewfinder display on the bottom will gradually turn off. Then when you press the shutter button completely. or when you go closer to the subject. Detach the lens hood and keep at least 1 meter/3. If the lens has a hood attached or you are too close to the subject. 65 . take the picture after this display turns off. 3 Using Red-eye Reduction Using the red-eye reduction lamp before taking a flash picture can reduce red eye. decrease the ISO speed. then press <0>. The red-eye reduction feature is most effective when the subject looks at the red-eye reduction lamp. then press <0>. Select [Enable]. By increasing the ISO speed. For best results.3 feet away from the subject.D Using the Built-in Flash Shooting Tips If the subject is far away. you can extend the flash range. when the room is well lit. Under the [1] tab. The effectiveness of red-eye reduction varies depending on the subject. the bottom of the picture might look dark due to the obstructed flash. the picture will be taken. If the exposure setting in the viewfinder blinks. Red-eye reduction will work in any shooting mode except <7> <3> <5> <k>.

the dot inside the AF point achieving focus lights briefly in red. The camera will then autofocus in the selected AF mode. then press <0>. 2 Press mode] will appear. the exposure setting will be set at the same time focus is achieved. [AF 3 Select the AF mode. When you press the shutter button halfway. 4 Focus the subject. the <ZE> button. One-Shot AF for Still Subjects Suited for still subjects. to select the AF Press the <U> key mode. Aim the AF point over the subject and press the shutter button halfway. the optimum AF mode is set automatically. 1 On the lens. set the focus mode switch to <AF>. With evaluative metering (p. the focus will be locked.86). and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will also light. While you hold down the shutter button halfway. You can then recompose the shot if desired.E: Changing the AF ModeN You can select the AF mode suiting the shooting conditions or subject. In the Basic Zone modes. When focus is achieved. 66 . the camera will focus only once.

the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will not light. the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will not light. the beeper will not sound when focus is achieved. the beeper will sound softly. During autofocusing. If the [1 Beep] menu is set to [Disable]. the camera will detect the movement and change the AF mode automatically to AI Servo AF. Or see “When Autofocus Fails” (p. AI Focus AF for Automatic Switching of AF Mode AI Focus AF switches the AF mode from One-Shot AF to AI Servo AF automatically if the still subject starts moving. When focus is achieved in the AI Focus AF mode with the Servo mode active. AI Servo AF for Moving Subjects This AF mode is for moving subjects when the focusing distance keeps changing. the beeper will not sound even when focus is achieved. 67 . However. the camera first uses the center AF point to focus. If this occurs. if the subject moves away from the center AF point.202). Recompose the picture and try to focus again. When the AF point selection (p. Also. the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will blink. if the subject starts moving. After the subject is focused in the One-Shot AF mode. a picture cannot be taken even if the shutter button is pressed completely. The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken.68) is automatic. focus tracking continues as long as the subject is covered by another AF point.E: Changing the AF ModeN If focus cannot be achieved. With AI Servo AF. While you hold down the shutter button halfway. the subject will be focused continuously.

Generally. (9) The selected AF point will be displayed on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder. the subject. all the AF points are active. and <a> modes.S Selecting the AF PointN In the Basic Zone modes. Therefore. you can select one AF point to focus where you want. automatic AF point selection will be set. <s>. Pressing <0> toggles the AF point selection between the center AF point and automatic AF point selection. While looking at the viewfinder. 68 . When all AF points light up. With the <d> (Program AE). 2 Select the AF point. the AF point covering the closest subject will be selected to focus. 3 Focus the selected AF point over the Aim subject and press the shutter button halfway to focus.to select the AF Press the <S> key point. the camera sometimes may not focus the subject you want. 1 Press the <S> button. <f>. you can select the AF point by turning the <6> dial until the desired AF point lights in red.

with a fast lens from f/1. set the camera to automatic AF point selection and AI Servo AF.0 to f/2. If you press the shutter button halfway during manual focusing.S Selecting the AF PointN Shooting Tips When shooting a portrait up close. If you focus the eyes first. the AF point achieving focus flashes in red briefly. The center AF point is the most sensitive among the nine AF points. and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will light. high-precision focusing is possible with the center AF point. 69 . If it is difficult to focus. To make it easier to focus a moving subject.8. First use the center AF point to focus. you can then recompose and the face will remain sharp. select and use the center AF point. MF: Manual Focusing 1 Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>. If the subject moves away from the center AF point. 2 Focus the subject. Also. the beeper sounds. the other AF points will continue to focustrack the subject automatically. lens focusing Focus by turning the Focusing ring ring until the subject looks sharp in the viewfinder. use One-Shot AF and focus the eyes.

The camera shoots continuously while you hold down the shutter button fully. The continuous shooting speed might also decrease indoors and under low light. the continuous shooting speed will be slower. 70 . • For moving subject When AI Servo AF is set. focusing will be continuous during continuous shooting. the continuous shooting speed may become slightly slower depending on the subject and the lens used.193) is set to [2: Strong]. Since the flash will require recycling time. the camera will focus only once during continuous shooting. Press the <U> then press <0>. 1 Press the <YiQ> button. • For still subjects When One-Shot AF is set. This is effective for shooting a child running toward you or capturing the different facial expressions. the maximum continuous shooting burst will greatly decrease. Shooting Tips Also set the AF mode matching the subject. 2 Select <i>. In AI Servo AF mode. key to select <i>. 3 Take the picture. If the [7 Custom Functions (C.i Continuous ShootingN You can shoot up to about 3.Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] (p. Flash can also be used.7 shots per sec.

When using the self-timer to shoot only yourself. You can check the self-timer operation with the self-timer lamp. it may throw off the exposure. and countdown display (in seconds) on the LCD monitor. self-timer plus continuous shots Press the <V> key to set the number of multiple shots (2 to 10) to be taken with the self-timer. If stray light enters the viewfinder when the picture is taken. self-timer The remote control can also be used. 71 . focus the subject. then press <0>.205).204) l: 2-sec. With <q>. After taking self-timer shots. 2 Select the self-timer. (p. Q: 10-sec. If you will not look through the viewfinder when you press the shutter button.58). To cancel the self-timer after it starts.j Using the Self-timer 1 Press the <YiQ> button. to select the Press the <U> key desired self-timer. 3 Take the picture. attach the eyepiece cover (p.48) on an object at about the same distance as where you will stand. press the <YiQ> button. Look through the viewfinder. the interval between the multiple shots may be prolonged depending on the shooting functions settings such as the image-recording quality or flash. the self-timer lamp will stay on and the beeper will sound faster.106) q: 10-sec. then press the shutter button completely. you should check the image for proper focus and exposure (p. beeper. self-timerN (p. use focus lock (p. Two seconds before the picture is taken.

1 Select [Quality]. and the number of possible shots [***] will be displayed. and other settings. 2 Selectyour reference. 17.0. Custom Functions.5 megapixels (4. 72 .9. the image-recording quality.2 1. ISO 100. 17.9 megapixels (18M) File Size (MB) 6. 17.5+6. image size in pixels (****x****). or 4. Select the desired quality. select [Quality].5M) Approx. 4.4 Possible Maximum Shots Burst 570 1120 1070 2100 1670 3180 150 110 34 1120 1070 2100 1670 3180 6 3 Medium quality JPEG Low quality High quality * Based on Canon’s testing standards with a 4GB card. then press <0>. card brand. Guide to Image-recording Quality Settings (Approx.3 Setting the Image-recording Quality You can select the number of megapixels to record (approx. and Standard Picture Style.1 24. Under the [1] tab. [Quality] will appear.5 24.0 megapixels (8M) Approx. and maximum burst will vary depending on the subject.7 2. * The file size.4 3.) Quality 73 83 74 84 76 86 1 1+73 High quality Pixels Recorded Approx.2 3.9 megapixels (18M) Approx. the respective For quality’s megapixel count (***M). 8. then press <0>.4 1. 8.5 megapixels) and the image quality. ISO speed. number of possible shots.

I took more shots than the number of possible shots indicated. Refer to the diagram on the left when Paper size choosing the image-recording quality.” Note that this number will also be displayed even when no card is installed in the camera.5x11. If 8 is selected.) 76 86 74 84 1+73 17. 73 . any number higher than 9 will be displayed only as “9.0in.9. Does the camera display the maximum burst? The maximum burst is displayed in the viewfinder’s right side. but more images can be saved to the card. Depending on the shooting conditions.7cm/7.8x12.9in. the 7 image has higher image quality.) you want to crop the image. Since it is only a single-digit indicator 0 .8x3. For details. or 1+73 is recommended.0x5. the image quality will be slightly lower. When should I use 1? 1 images require processing with your computer.7x21cm/ 1 83. Or. see “About 1” and “About 1+73” on the next page. 14. the images will be in the JPEG type commonly used in digital cameras.3 Setting the Image-recording Quality FAQ I want to select the image-recording quality matching the paper size for printing. What’s the difference between 7 and 8? It indicates a different image quality due to a different compression rate.8x10cm/5. If A3 (42x29.7x8. 1. you may be able to take more shots than was indicated. The number of possible shots displayed is only an estimate. selecting a 73 higher quality (more pixels) such as 73.7in. 83 A4 (29.3in. Even with the same number of pixels. Other than 1.7cm/16. it might be fewer than indicated. 11. Be careful not to shoot without a card in the camera.

) You can check the noise reduction effect or print noise-reduced images with Digital Photo Professional (provided software).193) settings (Standard/Low/Strong/Disable) are applied to the recorded images. they also offer flexibility for image adjustments possible only with 1. 73 images can be viewed or printed even with a computer which does not have the camera’s provided software.Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] (p.Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] Although the [7 Custom Functions (C. Commercially-available software might not be able to display RAW images. (Noise may be noticeable in the images. The two images are saved to the card simultaneously. 1+73 and [7 Custom Functions (C. Although 1 images require software like Digital Photo Professional (provided) so they can be displayed on the computer. 1 image 73 image File number 0001 . CR2 0001 . JPG File extension 1. 74 . Using the provided software is recommended. The two images will be saved in the same folder with the same file numbers (file extension . About 1+73 1+73 records both a 1 and 73 image with a single shot. 1 is effective when you want to precisely adjust the image yourself or shoot an important subject.JPG for JPEG and .3 Setting the Image-recording Quality About 1 1 is the raw image data before it is made into 73 or other images.CR2 for RAW). the images are displayed without noise reduction during image playback (on the LCD monitor and on a TV screen) or direct printing.

and very sharp and crisp images. Picture Style Effects P Standard (C: Standard) The image looks vivid. By changing the [Color tone] (p. then press <0>. 1 Press the <XA> button. and crisp. Picture Style. [Picture Style] will appear. Effective for close-ups of women or children. R Landscape (C: Vivid blues and greens) For vivid blues and greens.A Selecting a Picture StyleN By selecting a Picture Style. picture. Effective for impressive landscapes. This Picture Style is also selected automatically when the Mode Dial is set to <3>. The picture will be taken with the selected Picture Style applied. sharp. 75 . 3 Take theand press the shutter button Focus completely. you can adjust the skin tone. you can obtain image effects matching your photographic expression or the subject. 2 Select athe <U> key to select a Press Picture Style. The image looks softer. This is a general-purpose Picture Style suitable for most scenes. Q Portrait (C: Smooth skin tones) For nice skin tones.92). This Picture Style is also selected automatically when the Mode Dial is set to <2>.

. V Monochrome (C: Monochrome image) Creates black-and-white images.91). Other than with 1. W User Def. 76 . make sure the [Monochrome] setting has been canceled. The image is dull and subdued. the black-and-white image cannot be reverted to color. etc. When the subject is captured under a color temperature of 5200K. a Picture Style file. 1-3 You can register a basic style such as [Portrait]. Any User Defined Picture Style which has not been set will have the same settings as the Standard Picture Style. When [Monochrome] is selected. For natural colors and subdued images. [Landscape]. U Faithful This Picture Style is for users who prefer to process images with their computer. the color is adjusted colorimetrically to match the subject’s color.A Selecting a Picture StyleN S Neutral This Picture Style is for users who prefer to process images with their computer. <0> will appear in the viewfinder. and adjust it as desired (p. If you want to later shoot pictures in color.

The first half of this chapter explains how to use the <s> <f> <a> <8> modes on the Mode Dial. All the functions introduced in this chapter can also be used with the <d> (Program AE) mode introduced in Chapter 3. Except for <8>. aperture setting.Advanced Shooting This chapter builds on the previous chapter and introduces more ways to shoot creatively. 77 . or exposure compensation amount indicates that you can turn the <6> dial to adjust the respective setting. The second half of this chapter. all the shooting modes can be used in combination with the functions introduced in Chapter 3. 4 c About the Main Dial Pointer The pointer icon <c> displayed together with the shutter speed. starting with “Changing the Metering Mode” explains the methods to adjust the exposure and the Picture Styles.

) Blurred motion (Slow shutter speed: 1/30 sec. 2 SetSee “Shooting Tips” for advice on setting the shutter speed. Also. “0"5” indicates 0. picture. Frozen action (Fast shutter speed: 1/2000 sec. the picture will be taken at the selected shutter speed.) 1 Set the Mode Dial to <s>. the desired shutter speed. 78 . the viewfinder displays only the denominator.5 sec. Shutter Speed Display The LCD monitor displays the shutter speed as a fraction. and “15"” is 15 sec. and turning it to the left sets a slower one. However. 3 Take theyou focus and press the When shutter button completely.s: Action Shots You can either freeze the action or create motion blur with the <s> (Shutter-priority AE) mode on the Mode Dial. Turning the <6> dial to the right sets a faster shutter speed. * <s> stands for Time value.

How to blur a flowing river or water fountain. If you use a telephoto lens. to 1/30 sec. Using the Built-in Flash To obtain a correct flash exposure. turn the <6> dial to the left to set a slower shutter speed or increase the ISO speed. If this happens. Follow the moving subject through the viewfinder and press the shutter button to take the picture. Use a medium shutter speed such as 1/250 sec. 79 . to 30 sec. hold it steady to prevent camera shake. If you press the shutter button halfway and change the shutter speed while the aperture is displayed. the minimum aperture (highest number) will blink. to 1/500 sec. If you exceed the adjustable aperture range. Use a tripod to prevent camera shake. If the exposure will be too bright. Use a fast shutter speed such as 1/4000 sec. or slower.s: Action Shots Shooting Tips To freeze the action or moving subject. Use a slow shutter speed of 1/15 sec. If the exposure will be too dark. turn the <6> dial to the right to set a faster shutter speed or decrease the ISO speed. Set the shutter speed so that the aperture display does not blink in the viewfinder. the aperture display will blink to indicate that the standard exposure cannot be obtained. The flash sync speed can be set from 1/200 sec. the maximum aperture (smallest number) will blink. If this happens. the aperture display will also change to maintain the same exposure (amount of light reaching the image sensor). the flash output will be set automatically (autoflash exposure) to match the automatically-set aperture. To blur a running child or animal giving the impression of fast movement.

the desired aperture. * <f> stands for Aperture value which is the size of the diaphragm hole inside the lens. and turning it to the left will set a lower f-number. Aperture Display The higher the f-number.6) 1 Set the Mode Dial to <f>. If no lens is attached to the camera. the smaller the aperture opening will be. The apertures displayed will differ depending on the lens. set the Mode Dial to <f> (Aperture-priority AE) to adjust the depth of field (range of acceptable focus).f: Changing the Depth of Field To obtain a blurry background or to make everything near and far look sharp. the sharper the picture will look with a wider depth of field. 3 Take theand press the shutter button Focus completely. picture. Sharp foreground and background (With a high aperture f-number: f/32) Blurred background (With a low aperture f-number: f/5. Turning the <6> dial to the right will set a higher f-number. 80 . “00” will be displayed for the aperture. 2 SetThe higher the aperture f-number. The picture will be taken with the selected aperture.

turn the <6> dial to the left to set a lower aperture f-number or increase the ISO speed. the shutter speed can be as long as 30 sec. the “30"” (30 sec. turn the <6> dial to the right to set a higher aperture f-number or decrease the ISO speed. In such cases. 81 .) shutter speed display will blink. increase the ISO speed and hold the camera steady or use a tripod.f: Changing the Depth of Field Shooting Tips When using an aperture with a high f-number. Under low light. note that camera shake can occur in low light scenes. A higher aperture f-number will make the shutter speed slower. If you exceed the adjustable shutter speed range. And the closer the subject. the narrower the depth of field. the shutter speed display will blink to indicate that the standard exposure cannot be obtained. the “4000” (1/4000 sec. A farther subject will have a wider depth of field. If the picture will be too dark. The depth of field depends not only on the aperture. If you press the shutter button halfway and change the aperture while the shutter speed is displayed. If this happens. the shutter speed display will also change to maintain the same exposure (amount of light reaching the image sensor). If the picture will be too bright. a telephoto lens has a narrow depth of field.) shutter speed display will blink. you need not set a high aperture f-number to obtain a sharp picture from the foreground to the background. If this happens. Set the aperture so that the shutter speed display does not blink in the viewfinder. On the other hand. but also the lens and subject distance. Since wide-angle lenses have a wide depth of field (range of acceptable focus in front of and behind the point of focus).

The shutter speed will be set automatically between 1/200 sec. set the [7 Custom Functions (C. In low light.Fn)] menu’s [Flash sync. speed in Av mode] to [1: 1/ 200-1/60 sec.f: Changing the Depth of Field Using the Built-in Flash To obtain a correct flash exposure. and the background is exposed with a slow shutter speed set automatically. If you do not want a slow shutter speed to be used. keep it steady to prevent camera shake. Both the subject and background look properly exposed (automatic slow-speed flash sync).30 sec.192). 82 . Using a tripod is recommended. the main subject is exposed with the automatic flash.112). (fixed)] (p. to suit the scene’s brightness. If you are handholding the camera. Depth of Field PreviewN Press the depth-of-field preview button to stop down to the lens’s current aperture setting. The depth-of-field effect can be clearly seen on the Live View image as you change the aperture and press the depth-of-field preview button (p. You can then check the depth of field (range of acceptable focus) through the viewfinder. auto] or [2: 1/200 sec. the flash output will be set automatically to match the set aperture (autoflash exposure). .

If the amount set exceeds ±2 stops. The flash sync speed can be set within 1/200 sec. With flash. To set the shutter speed. the exposure level mark will move. the image may still look bright even if a darker exposure has been set. 1 <6> <O> + <6> Set the Mode Dial to <a>. Standard exposure index 3 Set the exposure and take the picture. You can decide which exposure level to set. the flash exposure will be set automatically to match the aperture that was set.a: Manual Exposure You can set both the shutter speed and aperture manually as desired. The exposure level indicator in the viewfinder indicates the exposure level up to ±2 stops from the standard exposure index at the center.103) is set to anything other than [Disable]. turn the <6> dial. to 1/30 sec. While you change the shutter speed and aperture. * <a> stands for Manual. or to bulb. 2 Set the shutter speed and aperture. To set the aperture. the end of the exposure level indicator will display <I> or <J>. Exposure level mark If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial. 83 .

When you press the remote controller’s transmit button. the image might look a little grainy. p. Press the button again to stop the bulb exposure. later.a: Manual Exposure Bulb Exposures In step 2 on the preceding page.Fn)] menu’s [Long exp.204. A bulb exposure keeps the shutter open for as long as you hold down the shutter button. 205) is recommended. For bulb exposures. You can also use a remote controller (sold separately. the bulb exposure will start immediately or 2 sec. noise reduction] to [1: Auto] or [2: On] (p.204) for bulb exposures. It can be used to photograph fireworks. The elapsed exposure time will be displayed on the LCD monitor. Since bulb exposures produce more noise than usual. 84 .193). using a tripod and Remote Switch (p. etc. You can reduce this noise by setting the [7 Custom Functions (C. turn the <6> dial to the left to set <BULB>.

Use a tripod to steady the camera. All the subjects covered by the AF points flashing in red will be in focus. but the desired depth of field cannot be obtained.8: Automatic Depth-of-Field AE Objects in the foreground and background will be in focus automatically. A slow shutter speed has been set. Decrease the ISO speed. Flash can be used. Either use a wide-angle lens or move farther away from the subjects. 3 Take the picture. The shutter speed display in the viewfinder blinks. The exposure is correct. Increase the ISO speed. FAQ The aperture display in the viewfinder blinks. If the “4000” shutter speed blinks. the result will be the same as using the <d> mode with flash. however. If the “30"” shutter speed blinks. 85 . 1 Set the Mode Dial to <8>. it means that the subject is too bright. 2 Focus the AF points over the subjects Aim and press the shutter button halfway (0). the subject. and the aperture required to attain the necessary depth of field will be set automatically. This mode sets the depth of field automatically. I want to use flash. The desired depth of field will not be obtained. All the AF points will function to detect the subject. it means that the subject is too dark. * <8> stands for Auto-Depth of field.

select the the <U> key to metering mode. 1 Select [Metering mode]. The gray area in the left figure is where the brightness is metered to obtain the standard exposure. select [Metering mode]. w Partial metering Effective when the background is much brighter than the subject due to backlighting. the 2 SetPress metering mode. etc. evaluative metering is recommended. The camera sets the exposure automatically to suit the scene. q Evaluative metering This is an all-around metering mode suited for portraits and even backlit subjects. r Spot metering This is for metering a specific part of the subject or scene. This metering mode is for advanced users. This metering mode is for advanced users. then press <0>.q Changing the Metering ModeN The metering mode measures the subject’s brightness to determine the correct exposure. e Center-weighted average metering The brightness is metered at the center and then averaged for the entire scene. The gray area in the figure is where the brightness is metered to obtain the standard exposure. then press <0>. Normally. 86 . Under the [2] tab. This metering mode is set automatically in Basic Zone modes.

If you want to set the exposure compensation beyond ±2 stops. the exposure level is displayed on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder. Increased exposure for a brighter image Decreased exposure for a darker image Dark exposure Brighter with increased exposure If the amount set exceeds ±2 stops. (Decreased exposure) As shown in the figure.Setting Exposure CompensationN O Setting Exposure Compensation Set exposure compensation if the exposure (without flash) does not come out as desired. Although you can set the exposure compensation up to ±5 stops in 1/3-stop increments. the end of the exposure level indicator will display <I> or <J>. This feature can be used in Creative Zone modes (except <a>). you should follow the instructions for [2 Exp. the exposure compensation indicator in the viewfinder can only display the setting up to ±2 stops. (Increased exposure) Making it darker: Hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to the left. hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to reset the exposure compensation to zero. 87 ./AEB] on page 89. Making it brighter: Hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to the right. comp. After taking the picture.

setting] option.149). To make the flash exposure brighter. The exposure compensation can also be set with the [2 Expo. (Decreased exposure) When you press the shutter button halfway.Setting Exposure CompensationN y Flash Exposure CompensationN Set flash exposure compensation if the flash exposure of the subject does not come out as desired. press the <Q> button (p.89).103) is set to anything other than [Disable]. 1 Display the Quick Control screen. turn the <6> dial to the right. 88 . Press the [Flash exposure comp. the <y> will appear in the viewfinder. You can set the flash exposure compensation up to ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments. After taking the picture. comp. 3 Set the flash exposure compensation amount. the image may look bright even if a decreased exposure compensation or flash exposure compensation has been set. 2 Select [y]./ AEB] menu (p.<S> key to select [y*]. With the shooting settings displayed. You can also set and cancel the flash exposure compensation with the [1 Flash control] menu’s [Built-in flash func. turn the <6> dial to the left.38). (Increased exposure) Or to make it darker. comp] (p. If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p.] will be displayed at the bottom. Select [Flash exp. do steps 1 to 3 to return the flash exposure compensation amount to zero. The Quick Control screen will activate (7).

Standard exposure Darker exposure (Decreased exposure) Brighter exposure (Increased exposure) 1 Select [Expo. If AEB is combined with exposure compensation. Under the [2] tab. 3 Take theand press the shutter button Focus completely./AEB]. AEB will be applied centering on the exposure compensation amount. 89 . Press <0> to set it.3 Auto Exposure BracketingN This feature takes exposure compensation a step further by varying the exposure automatically with three shots (±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments) as shown below. the AEB amount. the AEB amount will be displayed on the LCD monitor. This is called AEB (Auto Exposure Bracketing). AEB amount picture. decreased exposure. and increased exposure. comp. Press the <U> key to set the exposure compensation amount./AEB]. comp. select [Expo. When you press the shutter button halfway. then press <0>. 2 SetTurn the <6> dial to set the AEB amount. You can then choose the best exposure. The three bracketed shots will be taken in this sequence: Standard exposure.

etc. the three bracketed shots will be taken continuously in this sequence: Standard exposure. and increased exposure. the AEB’s effect might be minimal.57). and increased exposure. decreased exposure. The AEB setting will be canceled automatically if the power switch is set to <2>. If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. The three bracketed shots will be exposed in the following sequence: Standard exposure. decreased exposure. the number of continuous shots will be three times the number set (p. Neither flash nor bulb exposures can be used with AEB. Centering on the exposure compensation amount. Shooting Tips Using AEB with continuous shooting. With <q> set. Using AEB with exposure compensation.3 Auto Exposure BracketingN Canceling AEB Follow steps 1 and 2 to turn off the AEB amount display. Using AEB with <u> single shooting.103) menu is set to other than [Disable]. AEB will be applied. 90 . If <i> continuous shooting (p.70) has been set and you press the shutter button completely. Press the shutter button three times to take the three bracketed shots. flash recycling is complete. With the self-timer or wireless remote control (<Q> or <l>). Using AEB with the self-timer or wireless remote control. you can take three continuous shots.

the 4 SetPress parameter. The Picture Style selection screen will reappear. <B> button. Press the <M> button to save the adjusted parameters. take test shots. The Detail set. 1 Select [Picture Style]. then press <0>.then press the Select Style. The Picture Style selection screen will appear. Any parameter settings different from the default will be displayed in blue. screen will appear. see page 93. To see the resulting effects. Picture 2 Select a a Picture Style.A Customizing a Picture StyleN You can customize a Picture Style by adjusting individual parameters like [Sharpness] and [Contrast]. To customize [Monochrome]. Under the [2] tab.key to adjust the the <U> parameter as desired. 3 Select a a parameter such as Select [Sharpness]. parameter. then press <0>. 91 . then press <0>. select [Picture Style].

Contrast Adjusts the image contrast and the vividness of colors. the bolder the colors will look. The closer it is to G. you can revert the respective Picture Style to its default parameter settings.] in step 3. set it toward the minus end. the more yellow the skin tone will look. By selecting [Default set. the more diluted the colors will look.A Customizing a Picture StyleN Parameter Settings and Effects Sharpness Adjusts the sharpness of the image. To make the skin tone less red. To make it less sharp. The above adjustments will not be applied to the Picture Styles used in the <C> (Creative Auto) mode. The closer it is to E. To decrease the contrast. the redder the skin tone will look. To make the skin tone redder. the sharper the image will look. the softer the image will look. To make it sharper. the crisper the image will look. 92 . The closer it is to H. set it toward the plus end. set it toward the F end. the blander the image will look. set it toward the plus end. set it toward the minus end. The closer it is to H. To increase the contrast. Saturation The image’s color saturation can be adjusted. The closer it is to H. set it toward the E end. The closer it is to G. The closer it is to F. The closer it is to G. Color tone The skin tones can be adjusted. To increase the color saturation. set it toward the plus end. set it toward the minus end. To decrease the color saturation.

and the white clouds will look crisper. Tree leaves will look crisper and brighter.A Customizing a Picture StyleN Monochrome Adjustment For Monochrome. Skin tones and lips will look fine. Fall leaves will look crisper and brighter. Increasing the [Contrast] will make the filter effect more pronounced. you can create a monochrome image in that color. kFilter Effect With a filter effect applied to a monochrome image. The following can be selected: [N:None] [S:Sepia] [B:Blue] [P:Purple] [G:Green]. Filter N: None Ye: Yellow Or: Orange R: Red G: Green Sample Effects Normal black-and-white image with no filter effects. It can make the image look more impressive. 93 . The blue sky will look more natural. lToning Effect By applying a toning effect. you can make white clouds or green trees stand out more. you can also set [Filter effect] and [Toning effect] in addition to [Sharpness] and [Contrast] explained on the preceding page. The blue sky will look quite dark. The sunset will look more brilliant. The blue sky will look slightly darker.

*]. then press the Select [User Def. Style] selected. screen will appear.A Registering a Picture StyleN You can select a base Picture Style such as [Portrait] or [Landscape]. press With [Picture <0>. You can create Picture Styles whose parameter settings such as for sharpness and contrast are different. then press <0>. 3 Press <0>. 1 Select [Picture Style]. Under the [2] tab. 2]. select [Picture Style]. select the Picture Style here. 94 .]. <B> button. You can also adjust the parameters of a Picture Style which has been registered to the camera with the provided software. then press <0>. or [User Def. Style. 3]. [User Def. The Picture Style selection screen will appear. To adjust the parameters of a Picture Style which has been registered to the camera with the provided software. adjust its parameters as desired and register it under [User Def. 2 Select [User Def. 4 Select the base Pictureselect the Press the <V> key to base Picture Style. 1]. The Detail set.

144). *]. the 6 SetPress parameter. For details. all the [User Def. then press <0>. The Picture Style selection screen will then reappear. To shoot with the registered Picture Style. 5 Select a a parameter such as Select [Sharpness]. The name of the Picture Style having any modified settings (different from the default) registered under [User Def.key to adjust the the <U> parameter as desired. then press <0>. The base Picture Style will be indicated on the right of [User Def.A Registering a Picture StyleN parameter. Press the <M> button to register the new Picture Style. 95 . *] and then shoot. follow step 2 on page 75 to select [User Def. *]. see “Customizing a Picture Style” on pages 91-93. changing the base Picture Style in step 4 will nullify the parameter settings of the registered Picture Style. If a Picture Style has already been registered under [User Def. *] settings will revert to the default. If you execute [Clear all camera settings] (p. *] will be displayed in blue.

The ICC profile is not appended. 1 Select [Color space]. See explanations about the ICC profile in the PDF Software Instruction Manual on the CD-ROM.0 (Exif 2. The image will look very subdued in a sRGB personal computer environment and with printers not compatible with Design rule for Camera File System 2. About Adobe RGB This color space is mainly used for commercial printing and other industrial uses. you can set the color space to sRGB or Adobe RGB for captured images. then [sRGB] press <0>.21).3 Setting the Color SpaceN The color space refers to the range of reproducible colors. This setting is not recommended if you do not know about image processing.21). 96 . the color space.0 (Exif 2. Under the [2] tab. then press <0>. Adobe RGB. Post-processing of the image with software will therefore be required. select [Color space]. and Design rule for Camera File System 2. If the image is captured with the color space set to Adobe RGB. sRGB is recommended. With this camera. the file name will start with “_MG_” (first character is an underscore). For normal shooting. sRGB is set automatically. 2 SetSelectdesiredor [Adobe RGB]. In Basic Zone modes.

68) Automatic Selection AE lock is applied at the AF point that achieved focus. then recompose and take the shot. It is effective for backlit subjects. AE lock is applied at the center AF point. This is called AE lock.86) AF Point Selection Method (p. it locks the current auto exposure setting. Press the <A> button to lock the exposure. Press the shutter button halfway. button. 1 Focus the subject. AE Lock Effects Metering Mode (p. Manual Selection AE lock is applied at the selected AF point. 97 . hold down the <A> button and press the shutter button to take another shot. Each time you press the <A> button. * When the lens’ focus mode switch is set to <MF>. 3 Recompose to maintain the AE lock If you want the while taking more shots. and take picture. q* wre AE lock is applied at the center AF point.A AE LockN Use AE lock when the area of focus is to be different from the exposure metering area or when you want to take multiple shots at the same exposure setting. (0) 2 Press the <A>lights in the viewfinder The <A> icon to indicate that the exposure setting is locked (AE lock). The exposure setting will be displayed.

The flash will fire a preflash and the required flash output is calculated and retained in memory. 4 Take the picture. the <D> icon will blink. (8) 3 Press thespot-metering circle over the Aim the subject. then press the <A> button. If the subject is too far away and beyond the effective range of the flash. Get closer to the subject and repeat steps 2 to 4. 98 . In the viewfinder. The flash is fired to take the picture. a preflash is fired and the required flash output is calculated and retained in memory. This feature can also be used with a Canon EX-series Speedlite. * FE stands for Flash Exposure.A FE LockN FE lock locks the flash exposure setting over the desired area of the subject. and press the Compose the shot shutter button completely. Each time you press the <A> button. 1 Press the <D> button to pop-up the built-in flash. <A> button. Spot metering circle 2 Focus the subject. “FEL” is displayed for a moment and <d> will light. Press the shutter button halfway and look in the viewfinder to check that the <D> icon is lit.

****K” (K: Kelvin) displayed for the selected white balance <W> <E> <R> <Y> <U> is the respective color temperature. O Custom White Balance Custom white balance enables you to manually set the white balance for a specific light source for better accuracy. [White appear. 2 Select the white balance. In Basic Zone modes. Focus manually and set the standard exposure for the white object. the Press the <U> key to select desired white balance. The “Approx.B: Setting the White BalanceN White balance (WB) is for making the white areas look white. The plain. If naturallooking colors cannot be obtained with <Q>. the <Q> (Auto) setting will obtain the correct white balance. white object should fill the spot metering circle. you can select the white balance to match the light source or set it manually by shooting a white object. Do this procedure under the actual light source to be used. You can set any white balance. Spot metering circle 99 . then press <0>. <WB> 1 Press thebalance] will button. 1 Photograph a white object. <Q> will be set automatically. Normally.

B: Setting the White BalanceN White Balance]. 100 . it cannot be selected in step 3. Press the <U> key to select <O>. On the dialog screen which appears. then press <0>. the data for the registered personal white balance will be erased.76). select [Custom Under the [2] White Balance]. 3 Import the white balancecaptured in Select the image that was step 1. The personal white balance registered with the provided software will be registered under <O>. If the image was captured while the Picture Style was set to [Monochrome] (p. If the exposure obtained in step 1 is way off. an 18% gray card (commercially available) can produce a more accurate white balance. press the <M> button to exit the menu. The custom white balance selection screen will appear. 2 Select [Custom tab. a correct white balance might not be obtained. When the menu reappears. data. If you do step 3. Instead of a white object. Press the <WB> button. then press <0>. 4 Select the custom white balance. then press <0>. select [OK] and the data will be imported.

and G is green. (Mired: Measuring unit indicating the density of a color temperature conversion filter. Under the [2] tab. 2 SetPress white balance move the “ ” the <S> key to mark to the desired position. the correction. This is for advanced users who are familiar with using color temperature conversion or color compensating filters. One level of the blue/amber correction is equivalent to 5 mireds of a color temperature conversion filter. M is magenta. During the white balance correction.2 White Balance CorrectionN You can correct the white balance that has been set. then press <0>. G1 101 . B is for blue. The WB correction/WB bracketing screen will appear. This adjustment will have the same effect as using a commercially-available color temperature conversion filter or color compensating filter. On the upper right.) Sample setting: A2. select [WB Shift/ BKT]. The color in the respective direction will be corrected. “Shift” indicates the direction and correction amount. White Balance Correction 1 Select [WB Shift/BKT]. <2> will be displayed in the viewfinder and on the LCD monitor. Each color can be corrected to one of nine levels. A is amber. Press <0> to exit the setting and return to the menu. Pressing the <B> button will cancel all the [WB Shift/BKT] settings.

the maximum burst for continuous shooting will be lower and the number of possible shots will also decrease to one-third the normal number. Standard white balance. 2. In step 2 for white balance correction. the image will be bracketed with a blue/amber bias or magenta/green bias. when you turn the <6> dial. During WB bracketing. Pressing the <B> button will cancel all the [WB Shift/BKT] settings. “BKT” stands for Bracketing. Set the white balance bracketing amount. On the right. This is called white balance bracketing (WB-BKT). Amber (A) bias. Turning the dial to the right sets the B/ A bracketing. 102 . and turning it to the left sets the M/G bracketing. the card will take longer to record the shot. and 3. Magenta (M) bias. White balance bracketing is possible up to ±3 levels in single-level increments.2 White Balance CorrectionN White Balance Auto Bracketing With just one shot. Since three images are recorded for one shot. three images having a different color balance can be recorded simultaneously. 2. Blue (B) bias. Standard white balance. Press <0> to exit the setting and return to the menu. Green (G) bias. or 1. Based on the color temperature of the current white balance setting. the “ ” mark on the screen will change to “ ” (3 points). B/A bias ±3 levels Bracketing Sequence The images will be bracketed in the following sequence: 1. “Bracket” indicates the bracketing direction and correction amount. and 3.

If a setting other than [Disable] is set and you use exposure compensation. it can be corrected with Digital Photo Professional (provided software). or manual exposure to darken the exposure. Under the [2] tab. 2 SetPress correctionkey to select the the <U> desired setting. If you want a darker exposure. For RAW images. recorded with the The image will be brightness and contrast corrected if necessary. [Standard] is set automatically. set this to [Disable] first. 3 Take the picture. noise might increase. select [Auto Lighting Optimizer]. With JPEG images. then press <0>. 103 . In Basic Zone modes. the image might still come out bright. the setting. The default setting is [Standard].3 Auto Lighting OptimizerN If the image comes out dark or the contrast is low. Sample of corrected brightness Depending on the shooting conditions. the brightness and contrast can be corrected automatically. flash exposure compensation. 1 Select [Auto Lighting Optimizer]. then press <0>. the correction is done when the image is captured.

The default setting is [Enable]. recorded with the The image will be corrected peripheral illumination. For RAW images. Under the [1] tab. 3 Take the picture. Press the <V> key to select [Enable]. then press <0>.3 Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction Due to the lens characteristics. select [Peripheral illumin. the four corners of the picture might look darker. check that the attached lens’ [Correction data available] is displayed. then press <0>. the 2 SetOn thecorrection setting. With JPEG images.]. the correction is done when the image is captured. correct. it can be corrected with Digital Photo Professional (provided software). This is called lens light fall-off or drop in peripheral illumination. screen. 1 Select [Peripheral illumin. Correction enabled Correction disabled 104 . see “About the Lens Correction Data” on the next page. correct.]. If [Correction data not available] is displayed.

For JPEG images already captured. the lower the correction amount will be. the result will be the same as when the correction is set to [Disable]. the peripheral light correction will be applied automatically for any lens whose correction data has been registered in the camera. The higher the ISO speed. even if [Correction data available] is displayed. If the lens does not have distance information. For details. If the correction data for the attached lens has not been registered to the camera. noise might appear on the image periphery. The correction amount applied will be slightly lower than the maximum correction amount settable with Digital Photo Professional (provided software). the correction amount will be lower. When using a non-Canon lens. lens peripheral illumination correction cannot be applied. 105 . In step 2. With EOS Utility (provided software). if you select [Enable]. You can also register the correction data for unregistered lenses. Depending on shooting conditions. 25 lenses. Lens peripheral light correction is applied even when an Extender is attached. setting the correction to [Disable] is recommended.3 Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction About the Lens Correction Data The camera already contains lens peripheral illumination correction data for approx. you can check which lenses have their correction data registered in the camera. see the PDF Software Instruction Manual (on the CD-ROM) for EOS Utility.

1 Focus the subject. Mirror lockup is enabled by selecting the [7 Custom Functions (C. delay. the mirror locks up. The picture is taken and the mirror goes back down. later. remote control shooting together with mirror lockup can further prevent camera shake. With Remote Controller RC-6 set to a 2-sec. press the shutter button completely. Even if <i> (Continuous shooting) has been set. If you let go of the shutter button during the self-timer countdown. the mirror will lockup and the picture will be taken 2 sec. If 30 seconds elapse after the mirror has locked up. In such cases.Fn)] menu’s [Mirror lockup] and setting it to [1: Enable] (p. Since you do not touch the camera when the picture is taken. single shooting will take effect. mirror lockup is effective. there will be a shutter-release sound. but no picture will be taken. The mirror will swing up. Remote control shooting. 106 . If you use the self-timer and mirror lockup in combination with a bulb exposure. later. then the picture is taken 2 sec. keep pressing the shutter button completely (self-timer delay time + bulb exposure time). press the transmit button. When you press the shutter button completely.195). Do not point the camera toward the sun. 2 Press the shutter button completely again. it will go back down automatically.Preventing Camera ShakeN The camera’s mechanical shake caused by the reflex mirror action can blur images taken with a super telephoto lens or close-up (macro) lens. The sun’s heat can damage the camera’s internal components. Pressing the shutter button completely again locks up the mirror again. Shooting Tips Using the self-timer <l> with mirror lockup.

see the PDF Software Instruction Manual on the CD-ROM. Using a tripod is recommended. This is called “Live View shooting. For details.Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting) You can shoot while viewing the image on the camera’s LCD monitor. camera shake can cause blurred images. If you handhold the camera and shoot while viewing the LCD monitor. you can connect the camera to the computer and shoot remotely while viewing the computer screen. 5 About Remote Live View Shooting With EOS Utility (provided software) installed in your computer. 107 .” Live View shooting is effective for still subjects which do not move.

the camera will focus with the current AF mode. picture.A Shooting with the LCD Monitor 1 Display the Live View image. 100%. 2 Focus the subject. Press the <A> button. with AF or Before shooting. 108 . 3 Take thethe shutter button completely. the camera will return to Live View shooting automatically. The image’s field of view is approx. Press The picture will be taken and the captured image is displayed on the LCD monitor. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. After the image review ends.113-120). The Live View image will closely reflect the brightness level of the actual image you capture. focus manual focus (p. Press the <A> button to end the Live View shooting. When you press the shutter button halfway.

Continuous Live View shooting is possible for approx. During Live View shooting. 1 hr. 30 min. 109 . number of shots] Temperature At 23°C / 73°F At 0°C / 32°F Shooting Conditions No Flash 200 170 50% Flash Use 180 150 The figures above are based on a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8 and CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards. When flash is used. at 23°C/73°F (with a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8).] to [Enable]. but only one shot will be taken. The sun’s heat can damage the camera’s internal components. do not point the lens toward the sun. Cautions for using Live View shooting are on pages 121-122.A Shooting with the LCD Monitor To Enable Live View Shooting Under [6 Live View function settings]. set [Live View shoot. Battery Life with Live View Shooting [Approx. there will be two shutter sounds.

AF point (Quick mode) White balance Picture Style Auto Lighting Optimizer Image-recording quality Drive mode AF mode •d : Live mode •c : Face detection Live mode •f : Quick mode Shutter speed AE lock Aperture Flash-ready Histogram AEB FEB Exposure simulation Battery check Highlight tone priority ISO speed Shots remaining Flash exposure compensation Exposure level indicator/ AEB range Magnifying frame When <g> is displayed in white. If flash is used or bulb is set. the actual image recorded will reflect the exposure setting.or bright-light conditions. The histogram might not be properly displayed in low. 110 .A Shooting with the LCD Monitor About the Information Display Each time you press the <B> button. it indicates that the Live View image brightness is close to what the captured image will look like. However. If <g> is blinking. it indicates that the Live View image is not being displayed at the suitable brightness due to low or bright light conditions. the information display will change. the <g> icon and histogram will be grayed out (for your reference).

function and set it. Picture Style. you can also set the white balance. and Auto Lighting Optimizer. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. When <f> is selected. The settable functions will be highlighted in blue. drive mode. Q Quick Control While the image is displayed on the LCD monitor. the AF points will also be displayed. pressing the <Q> button will enable you to set the image-recording quality. The setting of the selected function is displayed at the bottom. and AF mode.Shooting Function Settings Function settings particular to Live View shooting are explained here. 111 . 1 Press the <Q> button. 2 Select athe <S> key to select the Press function to be set. In Creative Zone modes.

[6 Sensor cleaning]. you can still set <M> functions and execute playback <x>. 112 . the exposure set for the first shot will also be applied to subsequent shots. you can check the depth of field by pressing the depth-of-field preview button. you can display the Live View image on a TV (p. [7 Clear settings].118). Even while the Live View image is displayed. The metering mode will be fixed to evaluative metering for Live View shooting.139). p. or [Quick mode] (p. Metering timer You can change how long the exposure setting is displayed (AE lock time). During continuous shooting. [u Live mode] (p. With the AV cable (provided) or HDMI cable (sold separately). If the camera is not operated for a prolonged period. Grid display With [Grid 1l] or [Grid 2m]. AF mode You can select [Live mode] (p.204) for Live View shooting.114). the Live View shooting will be terminated. you can display grid lines. (camera power remains on). the Live View shooting will stop automatically after 30 min.167. or [7 Firmware Ver. The functions settable in this menu screen only apply during Live View shooting. In Creative Zone modes. 169).]. If [5 Auto power off] is set to [Off].Shooting Function Settings 3 Menu Function Settings The menu options under the [6] tab’s [Live View function settings] menu are explained below.113). If you select [y Dust Delete Data]. the power will turn off automatically as set with [5 Auto power off] (p. Using <8> will be the same as using <d>. These functions do not take effect during viewfinder shooting. You can also use a remote controller (sold separately.

118). The AF point < > will appear. to move the AF Press the <S> key point to where you want to focus (it cannot go to the edges of the picture). Under [6 Live View function settings]. Also.Using AF to Focus Selecting the AF Mode The AF modes available are [Live mode]. Although AF is possible with the Live View image displayed. If you want to achieve precise focus. p.120). and [Quick mode] (p.114). [u Live mode] (face detection. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>. achieving focus may be more difficult than with the Quick mode. you can press the <Q> button to select the AF mode on the Quick Control screen. and focus manually (p. magnify the image. To return the AF point to the center. the AF operation will take longer than with the Quick mode. press the <L> button. Live Mode: d The image sensor is used to focus. AF point 2 Move the AF point. select [AF mode]. 113 . 1 Display the Live View image. Press the <A> button. While the Live View image is displayed. Select the AF mode.

If multiple faces are detected. u (Face detection) Live Mode: c With the same AF method as the Live mode. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. Press the <A> button. When a face is detected. then Check press the shutter button completely to take the picture (p. 3 Focusthe AF point over the subject and Aim press the shutter button halfway. 4 Take thethe focus and exposure. <q> will be displayed. Have the target person face the camera. the AF point will turn orange. If focus is not achieved. picture. Press the <U> key to move the <q> frame over the target face. When focus is achieved. 1 Display the Live View image.108). the AF point will turn green and the beeper will sound.Using AF to Focus the subject. 114 . human faces are detected and focused. the <p> frame will appear over the face to be focused.

Face detection will not work if the face is very small or large in the picture. Press the <L> button again to return to the u (face detection) Live mode.Using AF to Focus 2 Focus the subject. If a face cannot be detected. too bright or too dark. the <p> will be grayed out. then Check press the shutter button completely to take the picture (p. Then if you press the shutter button halfway. turn the focusing ring to attain rough focus. If the lens enables manual focusing even while the lens focus mode switch is set to <f>. the center AF point < > will be used to focus. The face will then be detected and <p> will be displayed.113). When focus is achieved. Since AF is not possible with a face detected near the edge of the picture. face detection will not be possible. halfway and Press the shutter button the camera will focus the face covered by the <p> frame. the AF point will turn orange. picture. the AF mode will switch to the Live mode (p. the AF point will turn green and the beeper will sound. The <p> focusing frame might cover only part of the face. 115 .108). An object other than a human face might be detected as a face. the AF point < > will be displayed and AF will be executed at the center. If the focus is way off. You can press the <S> key to move the AF point. titled horizontally or diagonally. When you press the <L> button. 3 Take thethe focus and exposure. If focus is not achieved. or partially hidden.

In the Live mode or u (face detection) Live mode. If you press the <u> button in the Live mode. aim the center AF point over the subject to focus. the image will be magnified at the AF point. pressing the <u> button will not magnify the image. the focus might be off. Note that the AF speed may differ between the normal and magnified views. Even when focus has been achieved. then take the picture. If you autofocus in the Live mode’s normal view and then magnify the image. The image brightness may change during and after the AF operation. In the u Live mode. If focusing is difficult in the magnified view. If the light source changes while the Live View image is displayed. the screen might flicker and focusing can be difficult. return to the normal view and autofocus.Using AF to Focus Live Mode and u (Face Detection) Live Mode Notes AF operation Focusing will take slightly longer. pressing the shutter button halfway will focus again. The AF-assist beam will not be emitted. If this happens. if you shoot a peripheral subject and the target subject is slightly out of focus. 116 . stop the Live View shooting and autofocus under the actual light source first.

Stripes and other patterns where there is contrast only in the horizontal direction. Soft focus effect is applied with a soft focus lens. Subjects which keep moving within the AF point and cannot keep still due to camera shake or subject blur. The AF point covers both a near and faraway subject (such as an animal in a cage). color. Extremely small subjects. A subject approaching or moving away from the camera. Under a light source whose brightness. 117 .Using AF to Focus Shooting conditions which can make focusing difficult: Low-contrast subjects such as the blue sky and solid-color. Subjects in low light. Under fluorescent lighting or when the image flickers. A special effects filter is used. Night scenes or points of light. flat surfaces. or pattern keeps changing. Subjects strongly reflecting light. Subjects at the edge of the picture. Autofocusing while the subject is way out of focus.

using the same AF method as with viewfinder shooting. Press the <A> button. Although you can focus the target area quickly. Turn the <6> dial to select the AF point. The small boxes on the screen are the AF points. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor.<Q> button. AF point 1 Display the Live View image.66). 118 . Magnifying frame N 2 Select the AF point. The settable functions will be highlighted in blue.Using AF to Focus Quick Mode: f The dedicated AF sensor is used to focus in the One-Shot AF mode (p. Press the <U> key to make the AF point selectable. the When you press the Quick Control screen will appear. and the larger box is the magnifying frame. the Live View image will be interrupted momentarily during the AF operation.

picture. then Check press the shutter button completely to take the picture (p. 119 . 3 Focusthe AF point over the subject and Aim press the shutter button halfway. and AF will be executed. 4 Take thethe focus and exposure. The AF point used to focus will light in red. You cannot take a picture during autofocusing. the beeper will sound and the Live View image will reappear.108). The Live View image will turn off.Using AF to Focus the subject. When focus is achieved. Take the picture only while the Live View image is displayed. the reflex mirror will go back down.

After achieving focus. While looking at AE lock Magnified area position Magnification turn the lens focusing ring to focus. 120 . then Check press the shutter button to take the picture (p. Each time you press the <u> button. press the <L> button. picture.108). Press the <S> key to move the Magnifying frame magnifying frame to the position where you want to focus. the image. To return the magnifying frame to the center. 1 Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>. Turn the lens focusing ring to focus roughly. 5 Take thethe focus and exposure. Press The part within the magnifying frame will be magnified. press the <u> button to return to the normal view.Focusing Manually You can magnify the image and focus precisely manually. 3 Magnifythe <u> button. the view will change as follows: 5x 10x Normal view 4 Focus manually.the magnified image. 2 Move the magnifying frame.

Wait until the brightness level stabilizes before shooting.Notes About the Live View Image Under low or bright light conditions. the image quality might degrade. If there is a very bright light source in the picture. the screen might flicker. if you set the [6 LCD brightness] to a bright setting. the image sharpness may look more pronounced than it really is. If the light source within the image changes. You should stop Live View shooting and allow the camera to rest. If you point the camera in a different direction. the <E> icon may appear on the screen. such as the sun. the Live View shooting will stop automatically. 121 . the Live View image might not reflect the brightness of the captured image. When you magnify the image. the chrominance noise will not be recorded in the captured image. In low light. If this happens. However. stop and resume the Live View shooting under the actual light source to be used. Live View shooting will be disabled until the camera’s internal temperature decreases. If Live View shooting continues while the <E> warning icon is displayed and the camera’s internal temperature increases. it might throw off the Live View image’s correct brightness momentarily. About the <E> icon If the camera’s internal temperature becomes high. the bright area might appear black on the LCD monitor. the actual captured image will correctly show the bright area. chrominance noise may appear in the Live View image. However. If you then continue with Live View shooting.

If you take the picture during magnified view. etc.103) menu is set to anything other than [Disable]. the exposure might not come out as desired. Live View shooting in high temperatures and at high ISO speeds may cause noise or irregular colors. Even if you take the picture during magnified view. the image will be captured in the normal view. dots of light. FE lock is not possible when the built-in flash or an external Speedlite is used. the camera’s internal temperature may increase and it can degrade image quality. certain Custom Function settings will be disabled (p. This is to prevent image degradation.Notes About the Shooting Results When you shoot continuously with the Live View function for a long period. When you shoot at high ISO speeds. Custom Function Notes During Live View shooting. Before taking a long exposure. If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. the image may look bright even if a decreased exposure compensation or flash exposure compensation has been set. the shutter speed and aperture will be displayed in red. stop Live View shooting temporarily and wait several minutes before shooting. 122 .) may appear. Notes About Lenses and Flash The focus preset feature on super telephoto lenses cannot be used. Modeling flash and test flash will not fire if an external Speedlite is used.191). Return to the normal view before taking the picture. noise (banding. Terminate Live View shooting when not shooting images. During the magnified view.

6 Cards which can record movies When shooting movies. the movie might not playback properly.Shooting Movies Set the Mode Dial to <k> to shoot movies. 123 . And if you playback a movie on a card having a slow reading speed. the movie might not be recorded properly. The movie recording format will be MOV. To check the card’s read/write speed. use a large-capacity SD card rated SD Speed Class 6 “ ” or higher. About Full HD 1080 Full HD 1080 indicates compatibility with HighDefinition featuring 1080 vertical pixels (scanning lines). If you use a slow-writing card when shooting movies. refer to the card manufacturer’s Web site.

While the movie is being shot. Autoexposure Shooting 1 Set the Mode Dial to <k>.167.k Shooting Movies Connecting the camera to a TV set is recommended to playback movies (p. 124 . to start Press the <A> button shooting a movie. 3 Shooting the movie. do not point the lens toward the sun. the camera will focus with the current AF mode. press <A> again. During movie shooting. When you press the shutter button halfway.113-120). also read the Live View shooting cautions on pages 121 and 122. autofocus Before shooting a or manual focus (p. then the image will appear on the LCD monitor. The reflex mirror will make a sound. 169). If necessary. Cautions for movie shooting are on pages 135 and 136.movie. The sun’s heat can damage the camera’s internal components. 2 Focus the subject. To stop movie shooting. the “o” mark will be displayed on the upper right of the screen.

16). you can set the exposure compensation. bottom. If you use Movie crop. At 0°C/32°F: Approx. The ISO speed.. With a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8. and right parts of the screen will have a semi-transparent mask. The sound recording level will be adjusted automatically. press the <S> button. The semitransparent mask size will change depending on the [n Movie rec. 125 .) to the camera’s external microphone IN terminal (p. and aperture are set automatically. 1 hr.16). By holding down the <O> button and turning the <6> dial. the unrecorded image areas will be displayed in black mask. Pressing the shutter button halfway displays the shutter speed and aperture (p. To cancel AE lock during movie shooting. the total shooting time will be as follows: At 23°C/73°F: Approx.131). During movie shooting. Stereo sound recording is possible by connecting an external microphone equipped with a stereo mini plug (3. 1 hr. This is the exposure setting for taking a still photo. The area enclosed by the semitransparent mask will be the movie image that is recorded. Monaural sound is recorded by the camera’s built-in microphone (p. size] setting (p. AE lock is possible by pressing the <A> button (p.97).5mm dia. the top.k Shooting Movies One continuous movie will be recorded as one file. left. shutter speed. 40 min. 20 min.126) on the screen’s bottom left.

Battery check Exposure mode L: Autoexposure K: Manual exposure ISO speed Possible shots Exposure compensation amount AF point (Quick mode) Magnifying frame Recording movie If there is no card in the camera. 126 .k Shooting Movies About the Information Display Each time you press the <B> button. the information display will change. the movie shooting remaining time will change to the elapsed time. Movie shooting remaining time*/ Elapsed time Frame rate White balance Picture Style Auto Lighting Optimizer Image-recording quality Movie-recording size AF mode •d : Live mode •c : Face detection Live mode •f : Quick mode Shutter speed AE lock Aperture * Applies to a single movie clip. the movie shooting remaining time will be displayed in red. When movie shooting starts.

The reflex mirror will make a sound. . •8/7 : 1/4000 sec.1/30 sec. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <k>.1/60 sec. The settable shutter speeds depend on the frame rate <9>. then press <0>. <6> <O> + <6> 4 Set the shutter speed and aperture. Select [Manual]. then press <0>. select exposure]. To set the shutter speed. the speed. aperture. 2 Select [Movie exposure]. 5 SetPress ISO<Z> button and use the either <6> or <U> key to select the ISO speed. • Auto ISO setting: ISO 100 .k Shooting Movies Manual Exposure Shooting You can manually set the shutter speed. and ISO speed for movie shooting. • 6 / 5 / 4: 1/4000 sec. To set the aperture. 3 Select [Manual]. turn the <6> dial.6400 127 . hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial. then the image will appear on the LCD monitor.6400 • Manual ISO setting: ISO 100 .[Movie Under the [o] tab. . Using manual exposure to shoot movies is for advanced users.

the shooting mode. 6 Focus procedure is the same as steps 2 The and 3 for “Autoexposure Shooting” (p. When shooting a movie of a moving subject. due to the drive of the lens aperture. The image information (Exif) will record the settings used at the start of the movie shooting. a shutter speed of 1/30 sec. Changing the aperture during movie shooting is not recommended since variations in the exposure. The faster the shutter speed. shutter speed. will be recorded. If you playback the movie with “Shooting information display” (p. is recommended. If you use a lens whose aperture changes while you zoom. 128 . the less smooth the subject’s movement will look. you should not zoom while shooting a movie. Zooming while shooting a movie may record changes in the exposure.173). to 1/125 sec. If you shoot a movie under fluorescent lighting. the movie image might flicker. and aperture will not be displayed.124). the correct movie exposure will usually be obtained even if the light level changes. AE lock and exposure compensation cannot be set.k Shooting Movies and shoot the movie. With manual exposure shooting. With Auto ISO.

Taking still photos during movie shooting The still photo will record the entire screen including the semitransparent mask. The card will record the movie and still photo as separate files. If you take a still photo during movie shooting. 1 sec.k Shooting Movies Shooting Still Photos While shooting a movie. Other functions will be the same as for movie shooting. Displayed when the shutter button is pressed halfway. The captured still photo will be recorded to the card. Functions particular to still shooting are shown below. you can also take a still photo by pressing the shutter button completely. and the movie shooting will resume automatically when the Live View image is displayed. Canceled Single shooting (Self-timer not possible) Flash off 129 . Shutter speed and aperture set automatically (or set manually for manual exposures). Function Image-recording quality Exposure setting AEB Drive mode Flash Settings As set in the [1 Quality] menu. the movie will have a still moment lasting approx.

2 Select athe <S> key to select the Press function to be set. 3 Menu Function Settings Display the movie menu. Auto Lighting Optimizer. image-recording quality (for still photos). the AF points will also be displayed. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. The image-recording quality setting will be reflected in all shooting modes. The name of the selected function is displayed at the bottom.Shooting Function Settings Function settings particular to movie shooting are explained here. function and set it. When <f> is selected. 130 . 1 Press the <Q> button. pressing the <Q> button will enable you to set the white balance. The menu options under the [n] and [o] tabs are explained below. and AF mode. Picture Style. Q Quick Control While the image is displayed on the LCD monitor. movierecording size. The settable functions will be highlighted in blue.

). : Standard-definition recording quality. Korea. Also. The aspect ratio will be 4:3. size] screen switches automatically depending on the [6 Video system] setting. The 9 (frame rate) displayed on the [Movie rec. China.Shooting Function Settings [n] Menu Movie-recording size You can select the movie’s image size [****x****] and frame rate [9] (frames recorded per second). Noise and dots of light may be more noticeable than in other recording sizes.). etc. in [Live mode]. Japan. • Frame rate (fps: frames per second) [8] [6] : For areas where the TV format is NTSC (North America. Notes for Movie crop Use a tripod to prevent hand-held camera shake. 131 . It will give a telephoto effect of about 7x. [4] : Mainly for motion pictures. it will switch automatically to [Live mode] during movie shooting. Australia. This shooting mode is called Movie crop. [7] [5] : For areas where the TV format is PAL (Europe. etc. Still photos cannot be taken. the AF point is displayed larger than with other recording sizes. Mexico. Russia. The aspect ratio will be 4:3. • Image size [1920x1080] [1280x720] [640x480] : Full HD (Full High-Definition) recording quality. : HD (High-Definition) recording quality. [Crop 640x480] : Standard-definition recording quality. Focusing may be difficult if the AF point covers both a near and far subject. The Movie crop image cannot be magnified for focusing. Even if the AF mode has been set to [Quick mode].

The still image quality will be as follows: Approx. To start movie shooting again. approx. 49 min.Shooting Function Settings Total Movie Recording Time and File Size Per Minute Movie-recording Size 6 [1920x1080] 5 4 [1280x720] [640x480] [Crop 640x480] 8 7 8 7 12 min. 1 hr. 330 MB/min. If the AF mode is [Quick mode]. Total Recording Time 4GB Card 16GB Card File Size After you start shooting a movie. 300. 1 megapixel at [1280x720]. the movie shooting will stop automatically if the file size reaches 4 GB or if the movie length reaches 29 min. you might momentarily throw the focus way off or change the exposure. continuous autofocusing is not possible. AF will be executed in Live mode. or [Quick mode].) The semi-transparent or black mask on the top and bottom or on the left and right will not be recorded. You can select [Live mode].000 pixels at [640x480]. 12 min. 132 . Note that continuous focusing of a moving subject is not possible. 39 min. 330 MB/min. With ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser (provided software). If you autofocus during movie shooting. AF during k When [Enable] is set. you can extract a still image from the movie. 165 MB/min. (A new movie file starts being recorded. [u Live mode]. 49 min. However. 2 megapixels at [1920x1080]. and approx. 59 sec. press the <A> button. 24 min. AF is possible during movie shooting. AF mode The AF modes will be the same as described on pages 113-119.

Convenient when you want to focus and meter at different parts of the picture. press the shutter button to take a still photo without executing AF. no AE lock: Press the shutter button halfway for metering. no AE lock: Press the shutter button halfway to execute AF. still photo shooting will take effect. While holding down the <w> button. Convenient when you do not want to autofocus when taking a still photo during movie shooting. AE lock is not possible. 133 . The AF mode setting will also be reflected in Live View shooting. • AF/AF lock. AE lock is not possible. If the switch is set to <o> (immediate shooting). Press the <w> button for AE lock. For AF. • AE/AF.Shooting Function Settings kShutter/AE lock button You can change the function assigned to the AE lock button and to when you press the shutter button halfway. For AF. • AE lock/AF: Press the shutter button halfway for AE lock. • AF/AE lock: Normal function. then press the transmit button. press the <w> button. press the <w> button. Press the shutter button halfway to execute AF. p. Remote control shooting You can use the Remote Controller RC-6 (sold separately. Set the shooting timing switch to <2>.204) to start and stop the movie shooting.

Shooting Function Settings [o] Menu Movie exposure Normally. The Grid display and Metering timer settings will also be reflected in Live View shooting. monaural sound will be recorded with the built-in microphone. 134 . set this option to [Auto].) to the camera’s external microphone IN terminal (p.5mm dia. Metering timer You can change how long the exposure setting is displayed (AE lock time). The ISO speed range will be ISO 200 . Grid display With [Grid 1l] or [Grid 2m]. The dynamic range is expanded from the standard 18% gray to bright highlights. highlight detail will be improved. The gradation between the grays and highlights becomes smoother. The Auto Lighting Optimizer will also be set automatically to [Disable] and cannot be changed.127). and aperture for movie shooting (p. shutter speed.16). Sound recording When the sound recording is set to [On]. Setting [Movie exposure] to [Manual] enables you to manually set the ISO speed. The sound recording level will be adjusted automatically. kHighlight tone priority This can be set only when [Movie exposure] is set to [Manual]. Stereo sound recording is possible by connecting an external microphone (commercially available) equipped with a stereo mini plug (3. If [Enable] is set. you can display grid lines.6400.

The slower the card. If you use a commercially-available external microphone. the faster the indicator will climb upward. shoot a few test movies to see if the card can write fast enough. the movie recording size and movie shooting remaining time (p. If you take still photos during movie shooting. the Image Stabilizer will operate at all times even if you do not press the shutter button halfway. The camera’s built-in microphone will also pick up camera operation noise. you can prevent (or reduce) these noises from being recorded. movie shooting Indicator will stop automatically. If the indicator becomes full.126) will be displayed in red. Notes on Movie Shooting Recording and Image Quality If the attached lens has an Image Stabilizer. If you use a tripod or if the Image Stabilizer is not necessary. These functions do not take effect in other shooting modes. If the card has a fast writing speed. Do not connect anything other than an external microphone to the camera’s external microphone IN terminal. The Image Stabilizer will thereby consume battery power and may shorten the total movie shooting time or decrease the number of possible shots. First. It indicates how much data has not yet been written to the card (remaining capacity of the internal buffer memory). the movie shooting might stop. you should set the IS switch to <2>. If you use a card having a slow writing speed.[2 Shooting 2] Menu The functions settable in this menu screen only apply when the Mode Dial is set to <k>. If movie shooting is not possible due to insufficient remaining capacity of the card. Setting the still images’ recording quality low might improve this problem. 135 . the indicator will either not appear or the level (if displayed) will hardly go upward. a five-level indicator might appear on the right of the screen during movie shooting.

If you take still photos while the <E> icon is displayed on the screen.Notes on Movie Shooting Camera’s internal temperature increase and image degradation If the camera’s internal temperature becomes high. that part might look momentarily still when you playback the movie. 136 . the sound will be properly recorded. If this happens. turn off the camera. the TV will not output any sound during the shooting.167) and shoot a movie in [1920x1080] or [1280x720]. When not shooting. However. the movie shooting will stop automatically. If you connect the camera to a TV set (p. If you connect the camera to a TV set with an HDMI cable (p. you will not be able to shoot again until the camera’s internal temperature decreases. However. Turn off the power and let the camera rest for a while. the <E> icon may appear on the screen. the image quality may be degraded.167. the actual movie will be properly recorded at the movie recording size that was set. 169) and shoot a movie. If the <E> icon is displayed and you keep shooting movies until the camera’s internal temperature rises further. the movie being shot will be displayed at a small size on the TV. Playback and TV connection If the brightness changes during movie shooting. The image quality of movies is not affected.

138) Setting the Auto Power-off Time (p.138) Card Reminder (p.138) Setting the Image Review Time (p.139) File Numbering Methods (p.143) Reverting the Camera to the Default Settings (p.147) Automatic Sensor Cleaning (p.142) Checking Camera Settings (p.Handy Features Silencing the Beeper (p.146) Changing the Shooting Settings Screen Color (p.144) Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically (p.150) Appending Dust Delete Data (p.151) Manual Sensor Cleaning (p.153) 7 137 .146) Setting the Flash (p.140) Auto Rotation of Vertical Images (p.139) Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness (p.

and you cannot release the shutter. If [Hold] is set. then press <0>. the image will not be displayed immediately after image capture. Select the desired review time. 3 Setting the Image Review Time You can set how long the image is displayed on the LCD monitor immediately after capture. select [Image review]. Select [Disable]. 3 Card Reminder This prevents shooting if there is no card in the camera. then press <0>. Select [Disable]. then press <0>. if you operate any camera controls such as pressing the shutter button halfway. select [Beep]. select [Release shutter without card]. “Card” will be displayed in the viewfinder. 138 . then press <0>.Handy Features 3 Silencing the Beeper You can prevent the beeper from sounding when focus is achieved or during self-timer operation. Under the [1] tab. During the image review. the image display will end. If [Off] is set. Under the [1] tab. Under the [1] tab. the image review will be displayed up until the [Auto power off] time. If there is no card installed and you press the shutter button. then press <0>. then press <0>.

When checking the exposure of an image. the LCD monitor will turn off automatically. Under the [6] tab. Under the [5] tab. 3 Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness You can adjust the brightness of the LCD monitor to make it easier to read. 139 . set the LCD monitor brightness to 4 and prevent the ambient light from affecting the reviewed image. Select the desired power-off time. then press <0>. press the <B> button. you can wake up the camera by pressing the shutter button halfway or any of the following buttons: <M> <B> <x> etc. You can set this auto power-off time. then press <0>.. the camera turns off automatically after the set time of idle operation elapses. then press <0>. When the camera has turned off due to auto power off. either turn off the camera yourself or press the <B> button to turn off the shooting settings display to save battery power. If [Off] has been set and the camera is not used for 30 min.Handy Features 3 Setting the Auto Power-off Time To save battery power. then press <0>. To turn on the LCD monitor again. With the adjustment screen displayed. select [Auto power off]. If [Off] has been set. press the <U> key to adjust the brightness. select [LCD brightness].

Handy Features 3 File Numbering Methods The file number is like the frame number on a roll of film. The file number will appear on a computer in this format: IMG_0001. This is convenient when you want to save the images numbered anywhere between 0001 to 9999 from multiple cards into one folder in your computer. then press <0>. Select one. File numbering after replacing the card Card-1 Card-2 0051 0052 Next sequential file number 140 .JPG. then press <0>. If you want to use continuous file numbering. The captured images are assigned a sequential file number from 0001 to 9999 and saved in one folder. the file numbering continues in sequence up to 9999. The available settings are described below. you should use a newly-formatted card each time. the file numbering of the new images might continue from the file numbering of the existing images in the card. Under the [5] tab. If the replacement card contains images recorded previously. select [File numbering]. Even after you replace the card. You can change how the file number is assigned. [Continuous]: The file numbering continues in sequence even after the card is replaced.

the file name will start with “IMG_”. for example. When you reset the file numbering manually. If the replacement card contains images recorded previously. The LCD monitor will display a message telling you to replace the card. you should use a newly-formatted card. For both JPEG and RAW images. 999 reaches 9999. a new folder is created automatically and the file numbering of images saved to that folder starts from 0001. If the file number in folder No.JPG” for JPEG images. The extension will be “. the file numbering returns to continuous or auto reset. 141 . MOV” for movies. Each time you replace the card. “. and “. After the manual reset. This is convenient if you want to organize images according to cards. Movie file names will start with “MVI_”. the file numbering of the new images might continue from the file numbering of the existing images in the card. File numbering after replacing the card Card-1 Card-2 0051 0001 File numbering is reset [Manual reset]: To reset the file numbering to 0001 manually or to start from file number 0001 in a new folder.Handy Features [Auto reset]: Resets the file numbering to 0001 whenever the card is replaced. shooting will not be possible even if the card still has storage capacity. the file numbering restarts from 0001.CR2” for RAW images. This is convenient if you want to use different folders for the images taken yesterday and the ones taken today. Replace it with a new card. To restart the file numbering from 0001.

The setting of this feature can be changed. I want to rotate an image captured when [OnD] had been set.Handy Features 3 Auto Rotation of Vertical Images Vertical images are rotated automatically so they are displayed vertically on the camera’s LCD monitor and computer instead of horizontally. but the image does not rotate during playback. Use the software provided with the camera instead. On the camera’s LCD monitor. if the vertical image is taken while the camera is pointed up or down. [OnPD] is set. The vertical image does not rotate on the computer screen. Select one. see “Rotating the Image” on page 159. Also. FAQ The vertical image is not rotated during the image review immediately after it is captured. [OnD] [Off] : The vertical image is automatically rotated only on the computer. Set [OnPD]. : The vertical image is not automatically rotated at all. It will be rotated. select [Auto rotate]. 142 . [OnPD] : The vertical image is automatically rotated during playback on both the camera’s LCD monitor and on the computer. Auto rotate will not work with vertical images captured while [Auto rotate] was set to [Off]. the image might not rotate for playback. The available settings are described below. then press <0>. Press the <x> button and the image playback will display the rotated image. then playback the image. The software used is not compatible with image rotation. Under the [5] tab. then press <0>. In such a case.

107) Red-eye reduction (p. press the <B> button to display the settings.138) Auto power off (p. press the <B> button to display the camera’s major function settings.102) Live View shooting (p. Press the shutter button halfway to return to the shooting settings display.142) LCD monitor auto off (p. While the menu is displayed.146) Date/Time (p.96) WB correction (p. Press the <B> button again to return to the menu.29) Beeper (p.139) Sensor cleaning (p.Handy Features B Checking Camera Settings While the menu is displayed.101)/ WB bracketing (p. Settings Display Card remaining capacity Color space (p.150) 143 .65) Auto rotate display (p.

Handy Features 3 Reverting the Camera to the Default SettingsN This is for reverting all the camera’s shooting settings and Custom Functions to the default settings. then press <0>.Fn)]. select [Clear settings]. Select [OK]. then press <0>. This works in the <d> and other Creative Zone modes. 2 Select the the shooting settings to the To revert default. select [Clear all camera settings]. Under the [7] tab. To revert the Custom Functions to the default settings. Setting [Clear all camera settings] will reset the camera to the default settings on the next page. then press <0>. then press <0>. 144 . select [Clear all Custom Func. 1 Select [Clear settings]. (C. desired setting. 3 Select [OK].

Live mode Movie Shooting Settings Movie-recording size 1920x1080 AF mode Live mode Disable AF during k kShutter/ AE lock button Remote control Movie exposure Grid display Metering timer Sound recording kHighlight tone priority AF/AE lock Disable Auto Off 16 sec. Enable Enable 2 sec. On Disable Eye-Fi transmission Disable My Menu settings Unchanged 145 .Handy Features Shooting Settings AF mode One-Shot AF AF point selection Automatic selection q (Evaluative Metering mode metering) ISO speed AUTO (Auto) Drive mode u (Single shooting) Exposure Canceled compensation/AEB Flash exposure compensation Custom Functions 0 (Zero) Unchanged Image-recording Settings Quality Picture Style Auto Lighting Optimizer Peripheral illumination correction Color space White balance WB correction WB-BKT File numbering Auto cleaning Dust Delete Data 73 Standard Standard Enable/ Correction data retained sRGB Q (Auto) Canceled Canceled Continuous Enable Erased Camera Settings Auto power off Beep Release shutter without card Image review Histogram Image jump w/6 Auto rotate LCD brightness Date/Time Language Video system Copyright information 30 sec. Brightness 10 images OnzD Unchanged Unchanged Unchanged Unchanged Live View Shooting Settings Live View shooting Enable Grid display Metering timer AF mode Off 16 sec.

Select [LCD auto off]. Under the [5] tab. select [Screen color]. 146 . Select [Disable]. When you exit the menu. then press <0>. the selected color will be displayed for the shooting settings screen. 3 Changing the Shooting Settings Screen Color You can change the background color of the shooting settings screen.Handy Features 3 Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically This prevents the display-off sensor from turning off the shooting settings display automatically when your eye nears the viewfinder eyepiece. then press <0>. Select [Screen color]. Select the desired color. then press <0>. then press <0>. Under the [5] tab. select [LCD auto off].

both the built-in flash and external Speedlite will not fire. The functions not dimmed can be selected and set. The flash control screen will appear. setting] and [External flash func. set this to [Enable].3 Setting the FlashN The built-in flash and external Speedlite settings can be set with the menu. setting] and [External flash func. select [Flash control]. setting] The [Built-in flash func. setting] will vary depending on the Speedlite model. setting]. setting] or [External flash func. The [External flash ***] menu options for external Speedlites are applicable only to an attached EX-series Speedlite compatible with the respective functions. Under the [1] tab. Select [Built-in flash func. If [Disable] is set. The functions displayed under [External flash func. Select [Flash control]. The flash functions will be displayed. 147 . [Flash firing] Normally. This is useful when you only want to use the flash’s AF-assist beam. then press <0>. The setting procedure is the same as setting a camera menu function. setting] menus can set the functions listed on the next page. [Built-in flash func.

setting] and [External flash func.]. If an external Speedlite is attached. [E-TTL II] is the standard mode of EX-series Speedlites for automatic flash shooting. and [Wireless set. with shutter speeds faster than 1/30 sec. 1st curtain sync will automatically take effect.. setting] E-TTL II (Fixed) k k [External flash func. If [2nd curtain] is set.3 Setting the FlashN [Built-in flash func. For details. setting] k Page 148 148 – 88 149 – – * Regarding [FEB] (Flash exposure bracketing). However. and once immediately before the exposure ends. Normally. refer to your Speedlite’s instruction manual. * For other flash modes. you can select the flash mode to suit your flash shooting. you can also set [Hi-speed]. [Manual flash] enables you to set the flash output yourself. set this to [1st curtain] so that the flash fires immediately after the exposure starts. Flash mode With an external Speedlite. Shutter sync. With 2nd curtain sync. FEB* Flash exposure compensation E-TTL II Zoom* Wireless setting* – – – k k k k [Built-in flash func. see the Speedlite’s instruction manual. you can create a trail of light such as from car headlights at night. [Zoom]. two flashes will be fired: Once when you press the shutter button completely. setting] Settable Functions Function Flash mode Shutter sync. When this is combined with a slow sync speed. the flash will fire right before the exposure ends. 148 . This is for advanced users. refer to the Speedlite’s instruction manual.

3 Setting the FlashN

Flash exposure compensation See “y Flash Exposure Compensation” on page 88. E-TTL II For normal flash exposures, set it to [Evaluative]. If [Average] is set, the flash exposure will be averaged for the entire metered scene as with an external metering flash. Since flash exposure compensation may be necessary depending on the scene, this setting is for advanced users. Clear flash settings On the [External flash func. setting] screen, press the <B> button to display the screen to clear the flash settings. When you select [OK], the settings for the built-in flash and external Speedlite will be cleared.

Setting the External Speedlite Custom Functions

1

Display the Custom Function.
Select [External flash C.Fn setting], then press <0>.

the 2 SetPress Custom Function. press the <U> key, then
<0>. The procedure is the same as setting the camera’s Custom Functions (p.190). To clear all the Custom Function settings, select [Clear ext. flash C.Fn set.] in step 1.

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f Automatic Sensor Cleaning
Whenever you set the power switch to <1> or <2>, the Self Cleaning Sensor Unit operates to automatically shake off the dust on the front of the sensor. Normally, you need not pay attention to this operation. However, you can execute the sensor cleaning at anytime as well as disable it.

Cleaning the Sensor Now

1

Select [Sensor cleaning].
Under the [6] tab, select [Sensor cleaning], then press <0>.

2 Select [Clean nowf]. then press Select [Clean nowf],
<0>. Select [OK] on the dialog screen, then press <0>. The screen will indicate that the sensor is being cleaned. Although there will be a shutter sound, a picture is not taken.
For best results, do the sensor cleaning while the camera bottom is placed on a table or other flat surface. Even if you repeat the sensor cleaning, the result will not improve that much. Right after the sensor cleaning is finished, the [Clean nowf] option will remain disabled temporarily.

Disabling Automatic Sensor Cleaning
In step 2, select [Auto cleaningf] and set it to [Disable]. The sensor cleaning will no longer be executed when you set the power switch to <1> or <2>.

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3 Appending Dust Delete DataN
Normally, the Self Cleaning Sensor Unit will eliminate most of the dust that might be visible on captured images. However, in case visible dust still remains, you can append the Dust Delete Data to the image for erasing the dust spots later. The Dust Delete Data is used by Digital Photo Professional (provided software) to erase the dust spots automatically.

Preparation
Get a solid-white object (paper, etc.). Set the lens focal length to 50mm or longer. Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF> and set the focus to infinity (∞). If the lens has no distance scale, look at the front of the lens and turn the focusing ring clockwise all the way.

Obtain the Dust Delete Data

1

Select [Dust Delete Data].
Under the [y] tab, select [Dust Delete Data], then press <0>.

2 Select [OK]. and press <0>. After Select [OK]
the automatic self-cleaning of the sensor is performed, a message will appear. Although there will be a shutter sound, a picture is not taken.

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3 Appending Dust Delete DataN

solid-white object. 3 Photograph a of 20 cm - 30 cm (0.7 ft. At a distance
- 1.0 ft.), fill the viewfinder with a patternless, solid-white object and take a picture. The picture will be taken in the aperture-priority AE mode with an aperture of f/22. Since the image will not be saved, the data can still be obtained even if there is no card in the camera. When the picture is taken, the camera will start obtaining the Dust Delete Data. When the Dust Delete Data is obtained, a message will appear. Select [OK], and the menu will reappear. If the data was not obtained successfully, a message to that effect will appear. Follow the “Preparation” procedure on the preceding page, then select [OK]. Take the picture again.

About the Dust Delete Data
After the Dust Delete Data is obtained, it is appended to all the JPEG and RAW images captured thereafter. Before an important shoot, you should update the Dust Delete Data by obtaining it again. To erase dust spots automatically with the provided software, see the PDF Software Instruction Manual on the CD-ROM. The Dust Delete Data appended to the image is so small that it hardly affects the image file size.
Be sure to use a solid-white object such as a new sheet of white paper. If the paper has any pattern or design, it may be recognized as dust data and affect the accuracy of the dust deletion with the software.

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Dust which could not be removed by the automatic sensor cleaning can be removed manually with a blower, etc. The surface of the image sensor is extremely delicate. If the sensor needs to be cleaned directly, having it done by a Canon Service Center is recommended. Before cleaning the sensor, detach the lens from the camera.

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Select [Sensor cleaning].
Under the [6] tab, select [Sensor cleaning], then press <0>.

2 Select [Clean manually].then press Select [Clean manually],
<0>.

3 Select [OK]. then press <0>. Select [OK],
In a moment, the reflex mirror will lockup and the shutter will open.

4 End the cleaning. to <2>. Set the power switch
For the power source, using the AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (sold separately) is recommended. If you use a battery, make sure it is fully recharged. If the battery grip with size-AA/LR6 batteries is attached, manual sensor cleaning will not be possible.

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the shutter will close and the shutter curtains and image sensor might get damaged. The surface of the image sensor is extremely delicate. Use a plain blower without any brush attached. Never use canned air or gas to clean the sensor. • Opening the battery compartment cover. The blowing force can damage the sensor or the spray gas can freeze on the sensor. 154 . If the power is turned off. the shutter will close and the shutter curtains or reflex mirror might get damaged. having the sensor cleaned by a Canon Service Center is recommended.3 Manual Sensor CleaningN While cleaning the sensor. • Opening the card slot cover. Do not insert the blower tip inside the camera beyond the lens mount. If smear that cannot be removed with a blower remains. If the power is cut off. never do any of the following. A brush can scratch the sensor. • Setting the power switch to <2>. Clean the sensor with care.

going into more detail than in Chapter 2 “Basic Shooting and Image Playback” which explained the playback procedure. 8 About images taken with another camera: The camera might not be able to properly display images captured with a different camera or edited with a computer or whose file name was changed. Here you will find explanations about how to playback and erase photos and movies with the camera and viewing them on a TV set. 155 .Image Playback This chapter explains features related to viewing photos and movies.

156 . 3 Select the image. Press <0> and the selected image will be displayed as a single image. Pressing the <u> button will toggle the display from 9 images.x Searching for Images Quickly H Display Multiple Images on One Screen (Index display) Search for images quickly with the index display showing four or nine images on one screen. 4 images and one image displayed. The currently-selected image will be highlighted in a blue frame. Turn the <6> dial to see the next screen of index images. to move the blue Press the <S> key frame to select the image. Press the <I> button again to switch to the 9-image index display. Press the <I> The 4-image index display will appear. 1 Playback the image. When you press the <x> button. display. the last captured image will be displayed. 2 Switch to the indexbutton.

On the bottom right. 1 Select the jump method. The jump display will proceed according to the selected jump method. To change the jump method. If the card contains both [Movies] and [Stills]. select [Date]. Turn the <6> dial to display the shooting date. select the desired jump method from [1 image/10 images/100 images/ Date/Movies/Stills]. 2 Browse the <x> button to playback Press the image. In the [4 Image jump w/6] menu. Jump method Image location To search images according to the shooting date. turn the <6> dial. the jump method and current image location are indicated. then press <0>. press the <V> key. select either one to display only movies or stills. by jumping. On the single-image display. 157 . you can turn the <6> dial to jump through the images.x Searching for Images Quickly I Jump through Images (Jump display) With the single image display.

Magnified area position around image. If you hold down the button. If you hold down the <u> button. The image will be magnified. the magnification will continue to reduce to the single image display. 2 Scroll the <S>the to scroll around the Use key magnified image. 1 Magnify the image.u/y Magnified View You can magnify a shot image by 1. Press the <I> button to reduce the magnification. During image playback. 158 . press the <x> button and the single image display will return. the image will continue to be magnified until it reaches the maximum magnification. press the <u> button. You can turn the <6> dial to view another image while the magnification is maintained. Magnified view is not possible during the image review immediately after the image is taken. To exit the magnified display. A movie cannot be magnified.5x to 10x on the LCD monitor.

you need not rotate the image as described above. repeat steps 2 and 3. A movie cannot be rotated. then press <0>. If you have set [5 Auto rotate] to [OnzD] (p. To exit and return to the menu. <0>. 2 Select the image. select [Rotate]. 159 . the Each time you press image will rotate clockwise as follows: 90° → 270° → 0° To rotate another image.b Rotating the Image You can rotate the displayed image to the desired orientation. 3 Rotate the image. set the [5 Auto rotate] menu option to [OnzD]. 1 Select [Rotate]. If the rotated image is not displayed in the rotated orientation during image playback. Under the [3] tab.142) before taking vertical shots. press the <M> button. key to select the Press the <U> image to be rotated. You can also select an image on the index display.

there are the following three ways to playback the movies you shot. the camera cannot be connected with an HDMI cable. Movies on a card can be played only by devices which can play MOV files. You can also playback photos and movies recorded in the card as an automatic slide show.162-166) You can playback movies on the camera’s LCD monitor and even edit out the first and last scenes. If you have a High-Definition TV set and connect your camera with an HDMI cable. Playback on the Camera’s LCD Monitor (p. movies and photos cannot be played nor saved. Then you can playback the captured movies and photos on the TV. Since hard disk recorders do not have an HDMI IN terminal. 169) Use the provided AV cable or an HDMI Cable HTC-100 (sold separately) to connect the camera to a TV set. A movie edited with a personal computer cannot be rewritten to the card and played back with the camera. Playback on a TV set (p. Even if the camera is connected to a hard disk recorder with a USB cable. you can watch Full HD (Full HighDefinition: 1920x1080) and HD (HighDefinition: 1280x720) movies with higher image quality.167.k Enjoying Movies Basically. 160 .

If you want to use commercially-available software to playback or edit the movies. You can also extract a single frame from a movie and save it as a still photo.k Enjoying Movies Playback and Editing with a Personal Computer (See the PDF file instruction manual for ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser) The movie files recorded in the card can be transferred to a personal computer and played or edited with ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser (provided software). 161 . inquire the software maker. use a high-performance personal computer. Regarding the computer hardware requirements for ZoomBrowser EX/ ImageBrowser. For details on commercially-available software. see the PDF file instruction manual. For smooth movie playback. be sure it is compatible with MOV files.

You can pause the movie playback by pressing <0>. press On <0>. 4 Playback[7] (Play). The movie playback panel will appear on the bottom. movie. Speaker the movie. Press the <x> button to display the image. the perforation on the left edge of the image indicates that it is a movie. 3 Pressthe single-image display. you can adjust the sound volume by turning the <6> dial. see the next page. As movies cannot be played on the index display. press <0> to switch to the single-image display.k Playing Movies 1 Playback the image. For more details on the playback procedure. 162 . <0>. During the index display. Select The movie will start playing. During movie playback. With the single-image display. the <1s> icon displayed on the upper left indicates that it is a movie. then press <0>. 2 Select athe <U> key to select a Press movie.

Pressing <0> toggles between play and stop. Each time you press <0>.162) sound volume by turning the <6> dial. (Turning the <6> dial will not adjust the sound volume. Displays the editing screen (p. 2 hr. it will fast forward the movie. a single previous frame is displayed.) 163 . The slow-motion speed is indicated on the upper right. 169) to playback a movie. If you hold down <0>. If you took a still photo while you shot the movie.k Playing Movies Function Playback Description Returns to the single-image display. Playback position Playback time You can adjust the built-in speaker’s (p.173). Adjust the slow motion speed by pressing the <U> key. During the single-image display. 30 min. adjust the sound volume with the TV set. the still photo will be displayed for approx. the movie will play frame-byframe. press the <B> button to switch the shooting information display (p. it will rewind the movie. If you connect the camera to a TV set (p. Displays the movie’s last frame. 1 sec. Each time you press <0>. the continuous playback time at 23°C/73°F will be as follows: Approx. If you hold down <0>. 2 Exit 7 Play 8 Slow motion 5 First frame 3 Previous frame 6 Next frame 4 Last frame X Edit mm’ ss” 9 Volume With a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8.167.164). Displays the movie’s first frame. during the movie playback.

Then press <0>. select [X]. 4 Save the[W]. 3 Check the edited movie. More movie editing functions are available with ZoomBrowser EX/ ImageBrowser (provided software). 2 Specify the part to(Cut beginning) or Select either [U] [V] (Cut end). Holding it down will fast forward the frames. to Select [7] and press <0> playback the portion highlighted in blue. 1 On the movie playback screen. Press the <U> key to see the previous or next frames. press <0>. movie. 164 . Select The save screen will appear. be edited out. The editing screen will be displayed. then press <0>. If the card does not have enough room. The portion highlighted in blue on the top of the screen is what will remain. To save it and overwrite the original movie file. Since the editing is done in 1-sec. increments. To cancel the editing. After deciding which part to edit out. select [New file]. then press <0>. the exact position where the movie is edited may differ slightly from the position you specified. To change the editing.X Editing the Movie’s First and Last Scenes You can edit out the first and last scenes of a movie in 1-sec. increments (position indicated by [X]). [New file] will not be selectable. To save it as a new movie. select [2] and press <0>. go back to step 2. select [Overwrite].

The [Select date] screen will appear. Still photos and movies taken on the selected shooting date will be played back. jAll images iDate kMovies zStills 165 . 1 Select [Slide show]. If you selected [iDate]. select [Slide show]. Under the [3] tab. Press the <V> key to select the top menu item. Then press <0>. press the <B> button while <zH> is highlighted. Number of images to be played 2 Select the images to be played back. Only the still photos in the card will be played back. then press <0>. Only the movies in the card will be played back. Press the <V> key to select the date. Item Playback Description All the still photos and movies in the card will be played back. then press <0>. then press <0>.3 Slide Show (Auto Playback) You can playback the images in the card as an automatic slide show. Press the <V> key to select one of the following: [jAll images/iDate/ kMovies/zStills].

the slide show will start. you can press the <B> button to change the still photo display format. To pause the slide show. set the [Display time] and [Repeat] options. you can adjust the sound volume by turning the <6>. and return to To quit the slide show the setting screen. During auto playback.] is displayed. 166 . Press <0> again to resume the slide show. 169. auto power off will not take effect. Press then press <0>. see pages 167.3 Slide Show (Auto Playback) the time 3 SetPressplay<V>and repeat option. For still photos. The display time may vary depending on the image. To view the slide show on a TV set. 5 Quit the slide show.. press the <M> button. then press <0>. During pause. press <0>. During movie playback. During pause. [G] will be displayed on the upper left of the image. 4 Start thethe <V> key to select [Start]. the key to select [Set up]. After [Loading image. then press the <M> button. you can press the <U> key to view another image.. During the slide show. [Display time] [Repeat] slide show.

you can change the display format. 1 Connect the HDMI cable to the camera. 5 Press the <x>appear on the TV The image will screen. part of the image displayed might be cut off. 4 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>.) The images will be displayed at the TV’s optimum resolution automatically. Connect the HDMI cable to the camera’s <D> terminal. (Nothing will be displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor. 167 . see page 162. Viewing on HD (High-Definition) TV Sets The HDMI Cable HTC-100 (sold separately) is required. Connect the TV’s HDMI IN port.Viewing the Images on TV You can also view the still photos and movies on a TV set. To playback movies. on the TV and switch the 3 Turn video input to select the TV’s connected port. With the plug’s <dHDMI MINI> logo facing the front of the camera. Before connecting or disconnecting the cable between the camera and television. button. HDMI cable to 2 Connect thethe HDMI cable tothe TV set. By pressing the <B> button. * Adjust the movie’s sound volume with the TV set. turn off the camera and television. * Depending on the TV set. insert it into the <D> terminal.

then press the Enter button. image. For HDMI CEC TV sets When a TV set compatible with HDMI CEC* is connected to the camera with the HDMI cable. Select [Return] and press the Enter button. In such a case. use the provided AV cable to connect to the TV. The menu will disappear and you can use the / button to select an image. you can use the TV set’s remote control for playback operations. 1 Select [Ctrl over HDMI]. When the camera is connected to a TV set. Under the [4] tab. 2 Select the remote control to the TV set Point the and press the / button to select the image. the TV set’s input will automatically switch to the HDMI port connected to the camera. The camera’s <q/C> terminal and <D> terminal cannot be used at the same time. For a slide show. 168 .Viewing the Images on TV Do not connect any other device’s output to the camera’s <D> terminal. select [Ctrl over HDMI]. Some TVs might not be able to display the captured images. you can use the TV set’s remote control for playback operations. * A function enabling you to control multiple HDMI devices with one remote control unit. press the remote control’s / button to select an option. The menu displayed will differ for still photos and movies. then press <0>. then press <0>. The menu will appear. then press the Enter button. Press the / button to select an option. Doing so may cause a malfunction. Select [Enable]. When you press the camera’s <x> button. Then press the Enter button.

(Red) (White) (Yellow) cable 2 Connect the AV cable toto the TV set. Set the proper video system format with the [6 Video system] menu option. 5 Press the <x>appear on the TV The image will screen. (Nothing will be displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor. For details.) To playback movies. video input the connected 4 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>. Images might not be displayed if you use a different cable. TV and 3 Turn on the to selectswitch the TV’s port. may not operate properly. Viewing on Non-HD (High-Definition) TV Sets 1 Connect the provided AV cable to the camera. If the video system format does not match the TV’s. In such a case. set the camera’s [4 Ctrl over HDMI] menu option to [Disable]. and use the camera to control the playback operation. 169 . With the plug’s <Canon> logo facing the back of the camera. Certain TV sets. see the TV set’s instruction manual. Do not use any AV cable other than the one provided. even those compatible with HDMI CEC. the images will not be displayed properly. button. Connect the AV the TV’s video IN terminal and to the audio IN terminal. see page 162. Connect the AV cable to the camera’s <q/ C> terminal. insert it into the <q/ C> terminal.Viewing the Images on TV Some TV sets require you to first enable the HDMI CEC connection.

The <K> icon will disappear. 1 Select [Protect images]. 2 Select the image andto select the Press the <U> key image to be protected.K Protecting Images Protecting an image prevents it from being erased accidentally.172). Under the [3] tab. To protect another image. the <K> icon will appear on the top of the screen. you must first cancel the protection. only the protected images will remain. press the <M> button. When an image is protected. Once an image is protected. If you format the card (p. 170 . If you erase all the images (p. the protected images will also be erased. To erase a protected image. Image protect icon protect it.42). press <0> again. The protect setting screen will appear. This is convenient when you want to erase unnecessary images all at once. then press <0>. repeat step 2. then press <0>. To cancel the image protection. select [Protect images]. it cannot be erased by the camera’s erase function. The menu will reappear. To exit the image protection.

then image displayed will be erased. press <0>. you can erase multiple images at one time. 1 Select [Erase images]. 2 Press the <L> button. Erasing a 1+73 image will erase both the RAW and JPEG images. Make sure you no longer need the image before erasing it.L Erasing Images You can either select and erase images one by one or erase them in one batch.170) will not be erased. Erasing a Single Image 1 Playback the image to be erased. The Select [Erase]. Under the [3] tab. 3 Checkmarking <X> Images to be Erased in a Batch By checkmarking the images to be erased. 3 Erase the image. at the The erase dialog will appear bottom of the screen. Protected images (p. To prevent important images from being erased accidentally. 171 . select [Erase images]. Once an image is erased. it cannot be recovered. protect them. then press <0>.

format the card (p. To erase other images. press the <u> button. then press <0>. 3 Erasing All Images in the Card You can also erase all the images in the card. all the images in the card will be erased. Select [OK]. 4 Erase the images. When the [3 Erase images] menu is set to [All images on card]. 3 Select the images to be erased and Select the images press the <V> key. The <X> icon will be displayed on the upper left. To also erase protected images. Press the <L> button. To return to the single-image display. The selected images will be erased. To display the three-image display. press the <I> button. 172 . to be erased.L Erasing Images images]. The images will be displayed. Select [Select and erase then press <0>. 2 Select [Select and eraseimages]. repeat step 3.42).

the movie icon <k/ >. and frame rate <8/7/6/5/4> will be displayed.File number Histogram (Brightness/RGB) Picture Style and settings ISO speed Highlight tone priority Color space Shooting date and time Image verification data appended * With 1+73 images. The most detailed shooting information is shown below. The shutter speed and aperture will not be displayed. any overexposed areas of the image will blink. * For movie files. * For still photos taken during movie shooting display. 173 . the 73 file size is displayed. recording size <A/B/C>. set the exposure compensation to a negative amount and shoot again. <G> will be displayed. To obtain more image detail in the overexposed areas. you can switch the shooting information display. recording format <D>.B Shooting Information Display When you press the <B> button during single-image playback. Exposure compensation amount Flash exposure compensation amount Aperture Shutter speed/ Recording time Metering mode Shooting mode/ Movie Image-recording quality/ Movie-recording size Playback number/ Total images recorded White balance White balance correction File size Protect Folder number . About the Highlight Alert When the shooting information is displayed.

while the vertical axis indicates how many pixels exist for each brightness level. green. The horizontal axis indicates the color’s brightness level (darker on the left and brighter on the right). The display can be switched with the [4 Histogram] menu. And the more pixels there are toward the right. Sample Histograms [Brightness] Display This histogram is a graph showing the distribution of the image’s brightness level. 174 . the color will be too saturated with no detail. you can see the exposure level inclination and the overall gradation. The more pixels Normal brightness there are toward the left. the brighter the image. the highlight detail will be lost. the darker and less prominent the color. the respective color information will be lacking. the brighter and denser the color.B Shooting Information Display About the Histogram The brightness histogram display shows the exposure level distribution and overall brightness. and blue). the shadow detail will be lost. [RGB] Display This histogram is a graph showing the distribution of each primary color’s brightness level in the image (RGB or red. If there are too many pixels on the left. you can see the color’s saturation and gradation condition and white balance inclination. The horizontal axis indicates the brightness level Dark image (darker on the left and brighter on the right). The RGB histogram display is for checking the color saturation and gradation. the darker the image. By checking the image and its brightness histogram. The more pixels there are toward the left. If there are too many pixels on the left. while the vertical axis indicates how many pixels exist for each color brightness level. And the more pixels there are toward the right. By checking the image’s RGB histogram. The gradation in-between will be reproduced. And if there are too many pixels on the right. Bright image And if there are too many pixels on the right.

9 175 .176) You can connect the camera directly to a printer and print out the images in the card.Printing Images Printing (p. Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) (p. quantity to print. You can print multiple images in one batch or give the print order to a photofinisher. etc.185) DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) enables you to print images recorded in the card according to your printing instructions such as the image selection. The camera is compatible with “wPictBridge” which is the standard for direct printing.

Some printers may make a beeping sound. Connecting the Camera to a Printer 1 Set the camera’s power switch to <2>. 4 Turn on the printer.Preparing to Print The direct printing procedure is done entirely with the camera while you look at the LCD monitor. 3 Connecting the camera to a printer. 2 SetFor details. see the printer’s instruction manual. 176 . 5 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>. refer to the printer’s instruction manual. up the printer. Use the interface cable provided with the camera. When connecting the cable plug to the camera’s <q/C> terminal. the cable plug’s <D> icon must face the front side of the camera. To connect to the printer.

4 hours is possible. do the following: 1. printing up to approx. Press the < The image will appear. The error message will be displayed on the LCD monitor (p. Do not use any interface cable other than the one provided. The camera cannot be used with printers compatible only with CP Direct or Bubble Jet Direct. using AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (sold separately) to power the camera is recommended. and the <w> icon will appear on the upper left to indicate that the camera is connected to a printer. 177 . first turn off the camera and printer.Preparing to Print wPictBridge image. 6 Playback thex> button. it indicates a problem with the printer. Hold the plug (not the cord) to pull out the cable. 2. For direct printing. Press the <x> button to playback the image.184). Press <0>. make sure it is fully charged. 3. Movies cannot be printed. If there is a long beeping sound in step 5. To find out what’s wrong. If you use a battery pack to power the camera. On the print setting screen. With a fully-charged battery. Before disconnecting the cable. select [Print].

The paper settings screen will appear. Check that the <w> icon is displayed on the upper left of the LCD monitor. The Print setting screen Sets the printing effects (p.setting screen will appear. Starts the printing. Sets the paper size.then press Select [Paper settings]. The paper size. 178 . <0>.wPrinting The screen display and setting options will differ depending on the printer. Sets the quantity to be printed. see the printer’s instruction manual. 3 Select [Paper settings]. For details. type.183). Returns to the screen in step 1. * Depending on the printer. and layout. Sets the trimming (cropping) (p. Sets the date or file number imprinting to on or off. Press the <U> key to select the image to be printed. Printer-connected icon 1 Select the image to be printed. 0 2 Press <print>. Some settings might not be available. type.180). certain settings such as the date and file number imprinting and trimming might not be available. and layout you have set are displayed.

16. The print will have no borders. When using a Canon printer and Canon paper. 20 or 35 thumbnails of the images ordered through DPOF (p. On A4 or Letter size paper. aperture. If your printer cannot print borderless prints. The print setting screen will reappear. YSetting the Paper Type Select the type of the paper loaded in the printer. • [20-upc] will have the shooting information* imprinted. The page layout screen will appear. * From the Exif data.wPrinting QSetting the Paper Size Select the size of the paper loaded in the printer. Bordered Borderless Borderedc xx-up 20-upc 35-upp Default The print will have white borders along the edges. 9. ISO speed. The page layout will vary depending on the printer model or its settings. the camera name. then press <0>. 8. exposure compensation amount. read the printer’s instruction manual to check what paper types can be used. The paper type screen will appear. USetting the Page Layout Select the page layout. shooting mode. 4. The shooting information* will be imprinted on the border on 9x13cm and larger prints. 179 . white balance. then press <0>. will be imprinted. the print will have borders.. Option to print 2. or 20 images on one sheet. lens name. etc. then press <0>.185) will be printed. shutter speed.

The image’s Exif data is used to make automatic corrections. The image will be printed with higher saturation to produce more vivid blues and greens. then press <0>. then press <0>. Prints in black-and-white with true blacks. Select the desired printing effect. this setting enables finer printing adjustments than with “Natural. If you any printing effects. No zNatural automatic color adjustments are applied. bluish blacks. zNatural M EDefault The printing characteristics are the same as the “Natural” setting. Note that the printed image might look slightly different from the displayed image which is only an approximation. However. No automatic correction will be applied.need not set necessary. it is reflected in the image displayed on the upper left. see the printer’s instruction manual.” The printing will differ depending on the printer. * When you change the printing effects. Prints the image in the actual colors and contrast. This also applies to [Brightness] and [Adjust levels] on page 182. Prints in black-and-white with cool.182). 0 Warm tone Prints in black-and-white with warm. Select the option on the upper right (circled in the screenshot).wPrinting the 4 SetSet asprinting effects. Printing Effect EOn EOff EVIVID ENR 0 B/W 0 Cool tone Description The image will be printed according to the printer’s standard colors. 180 . For details. you can also adjust the printing effect (p. If the <e> icon is displayed next to <z>. The image noise is reduced before printing. What is displayed on the screen differs depending on the printer. yellowish blacks. go to step 5.

Set the number of copies. it may take longer to print the image. the number of copies will always be 1. 181 . See the printer’s instruction manual to find out what the [Default] settings are. then press <0>. If image tilt correction (p. The [Default] setting for printing effects and other options are the printer’s own default settings as set by the printer’s manufacturer. Select <I>.144).wPrinting 5 Set the date and file number imprinting. it may take some time for the printing to start after you select [Print]. (You cannot set the number of copies. Select [Print]. necessary.183) has been applied. With Easy printing. then press <0>. then press <0>. then press <0>.183) will not be applied. you can print another image using the same settings. then select [OK]. the 6 SetSet asnumber of copies. Select <R>. To stop the printing. 7 Start printing. Set as desired. any trimming (p. If you execute [Clear all camera settings] (p. press <0> while [Stop] is displayed. all the settings will revert to the default.) Also. With Easy printing. Set as necessary. Just select the image and press the <l> button. Depending on the image’s file size and image-recording quality. then press <0>.

M is magenta. the face will be brightened for printing.wPrinting e Adjustment of Printing Effects In step 4 on page 180. You can then adjust the printing effect.255). The [kBrightener] and [Red-eye corr. What can be adjusted or what is displayed will depend on the selection made in step 4. [Color tone]. Red-eye corr. and G is green. When [On] is set. When the <e> icon is displayed next to <z>. When you select [Detail set. Adjust levels When you select [Manual]. and [Color balance]. With the Adjust levels screen displayed. If you select [Clear all].127) or highlight level (128 . Brightness The image brightness can be adjusted. select the printing effect. you can adjust the [Contrast]. [Saturation]. Effective in flash images where the subject has red eye. When [On] is set. 182 . use the <S> keys. To adjust the [Color balance]. you can change the histogram’s distribution and adjust the image’s brightness and contrast. kBrightener Effective in backlit conditions which can make the subject’s face look dark.] effects will not show on the screen. B is for blue. Press the <U> key to freely adjust the shadow level (0 . all the printing effect settings will be reverted to the default. the red eye will be corrected for printing. A is amber.]. The color in the respective direction will be corrected. press the <B> button. press the <B> button to change the position of the <h>.

select [Trimming]. Moving the trimming frame Press the <S> key to move the frame over the image vertically or horizontally. Move the trimming frame until it covers the desired image area. 2 Set the trimming frame size. The print setting screen will reappear. If you set the trimming and then set the print settings. 1 On the print setting screen. the size of the trimming frame will change. the <O> icon on the screen will turn blue. 183 . The smaller the trimming frame. Image tilt correction By turning the <6> dial. you can adjust the image tilt angle up to ±10 degrees in 0. 3 Press <0> to exit the trimming. The trimming frame’s aspect ratio can be changed with [Paper settings]. the trimming frame will toggle between the vertical and horizontal orientations. When you adjust the image tilt. the larger the image magnification will be for printing.wPrinting Trimming the Image Tilt correction You can crop the image and print only the trimmed portion as if the image was recomposed. and aspect ratio. Changing the trimming frame size When you press the <u> or <I> button. This enables you to create a vertical-oriented print from a horizontal image.5-degree increments. you may have to set the trimming again. The image area within the trimming frame will be printed. position. Rotating the frame Each time you press the <B> button. Do the trimming right before printing. You can check the trimmed image area on the upper left of the print setting screen.

After fixing the problem. While trimming the image. the trimming frame might not be displayed accurately. Paper Error Check whether the paper is properly loaded in the printer. resume printing. and check the waste ink tank. operate the buttons on the printer to resume printing.) and select [Continue] to resume printing but it does not resume. For details on how to fix a printing problem. the grainier the picture will look on the print. 184 . look at the camera’s LCD monitor. Hardware Error Check for any printer problems other than paper and ink problems. Ink Error Check the printer’s ink level. If you look at the image on a TV screen. File Error The selected image cannot be printed via PictBridge. Handling Printer Errors If you resolve a printer error (no ink. Error Messages If a problem occurs during printing. For details on resuming the printing. The smaller you make the trimming frame. etc. an error message will appear on the camera’s LCD monitor.wPrinting Depending on the printer. Images taken with a different camera or images edited with a computer might not be printable. Press <0> to stop printing. refer to the printer’s instruction manual. the trimmed image area might not be printed as you specified. see the printer’s instruction manual. no paper.

Select [Set up]. then press <0>. 2 Select [Set up].] 185 .]. Under the [3] tab. (They cannot be set individually for each image. then press <0>. the option as desired. date imprinting. then press <0>.) Setting the Printing Options 1 Select [Print order].W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) You can set the print type. [Date]. select [Print order]. Select the desired setting. then press <0>. and file No. Select the option to be set. [Print type] [Date] [File No. 3 SetSet the [Print type]. The print settings will be applied to all print-ordered images. and [File No. imprinting.

might not be imprinted depending on the print type setting and printer model. It will not work if you just extract images from the card and try to print them. Date File number On Off On Off [On] imprints the recorded date on the print. both the [Date] and [File No. When printing with DPOF. Even if [Date] and [File No.] are set to [On]. you must use the card whose print order specifications have been set. Do not insert into the camera a card whose print order was set by a different camera and then try to specify a print order. on the print. With [Index] prints. Certain DPOF-compatible printers and photofinishers might not be able to print the images as you specified. the date or file No. Next.Image] or [All image] to order the images to be printed. The print order may not work or may be overwritten.W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) Print type K L K L Standard Prints one image on one sheet. 4 Exit the setting. the print order may not be possible. [On] imprints the file No. Index Both Multiple thumbnail images are printed on one sheet. Prints both the standard and index prints. select [Sel. RAW images and movies cannot be print ordered. refer to the printer’s instruction manual. depending on the image type.] cannot be set to [On] at the same time. Or check with your photofinisher about compatibility when ordering prints. If this happens with your printer. The print order screen will reappear. 186 . Also. Press the <7> button.

[Standard] [Both] Press the <V> key to set the number of copies to be printed for the displayed image. one copy of all the images in the card will be set for printing. press the <I> button. To return to the single-image display. Quantity Total images selected Check mark Index icon All image If you select [Mark all on card]. When using a PictBridge printer. the print order will be cleared for all the images in the card. After completing the print order. press the <M> button to save the print order to the card. all the images might not be printed. print no more than 400 images for one print order. press the <u> button.Image Select and order images one by one. Even if you select “All image”. If you specify more than this. 187 . RAW images and movies will not be included in the print order. [Index] Press the <V> key to checkmark the box <X> and the image will be included in the index print. To display the three-image display. If you select [Clear all on card].W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) Print Ordering Sel.

(p. certain printers might imprint the date on the border. 1 Prepare to print. • When you paused the printing. the date might look light if it is imprinted on a bright background or on the border. 188 . 3 Select [Print]. Under [Adjust levels]. Note that printing will not resume if you stop the printing and any of the following occurs: • Before resuming the printing. the card’s remaining capacity was low. select [Print order].W Direct Printing with DPOF With a PictBridge printer. 5 Select [OK]. 2 Under the [3] tab. See page 176. • When you set the index. 4 Set the [Paper settings]. you changed the paper setting before resuming the printing. If a problem occurs during printing. If you stopped the printing and want to resume printing the remaining images. Before printing.178) Set the printing effects (p. you can easily print images with DPOF. If [Bordered] is set.180) if necessary. Certain printers cannot imprint the file No. [Print] will be displayed only if the camera is connected to the printer and printing is possible. [Manual] cannot be selected. see page 184. Follow the “Connecting the Camera to a Printer” procedure up to step 5. you changed the print order or deleted print-ordered images. Depending on the printer. be sure to set the paper size. select [Resume].

Customizing the Camera You can customize various camera features to suit your picture-taking preferences. Custom Functions can be set and used only in Creative Zone modes. You can do it with Custom Functions. Zo ne 10 Cre at iv e 189 .

4 Exit the the <M> button. (C. select [Custom Functions (C. Under the [7] tab..Fn)]. then press <0>.Fn)] to clear all the Custom Function settings (p. then press <0>. the current Custom Function settings are indicated below the respective function numbers. 190 . Press the <U> the Custom Function No.3 Setting Custom FunctionsN 1 Select [Custom Functions (C. Function 2 Select the Customkey to select No.Fn)]. Clearing All Custom Functions On the [7 Clear settings] menu. Repeat steps 2 and 3 if you want to set other Custom Functions. At the bottom of the screen. then press <0>. setting.144). Press to select the setting (number). the setting 3 Change the <V> keyas desired. Custom Function No. select [Clear all Custom Func. Press The screen for step 1 will reappear.

Fn I -1 setting will also be applied to movie shooting. C. speed in Av mode p.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive 7 8 AF-assist beam firing Mirror lockup p.196 p.193 p.Fn II: Image 4 5 6 Long exposure noise reduction High ISO speed noise reduction Highlight tone priority p.195 p.195 k C. (Settings are disabled.Fn I: Exposure 1 2 3 Exposure level increments ISO expansion Flash sync.3 Setting Custom FunctionsN Custom Functions C.197 k k k The shaded Custom Functions do not work during Live View (LV) shooting.194 p.194 k k k C.) 191 .192 A LV shooting k k k * The C.Fn IV: Operation/Others 9 10 11 12 Shutter/AE lock button Assign SET button LCD display when power ON Add image verification data p.

3 Custom Function SettingsN
Custom Functions are organized into four groups based on the function type: C.Fn I: Exposure, C.Fn II: Image, C.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive, C.Fn IV: Operation/Others.

C.Fn I: Exposure
C.Fn-1 Exposure level increments

0: 1/3-stop 1: 1/2-stop Sets 1/2-stop increments for the shutter speed, aperture, exposure compensation, AEB, flash exposure compensation, etc. Effective when you prefer to control the exposure in less fine increments than 1/3-stop increments.
The exposure level will be displayed in the viewfinder and on the LCD monitor as shown below.

C.Fn-2

ISO expansion

0: Off 1: On For the ISO speed, “H” (equivalent to ISO 12800) will be selectable.

C.Fn-3

Flash sync. speed in Av (Aperture-priority AE) mode

0: Auto The flash sync speed is set automatically within a range of 1/200 sec. to 30 sec. to suit the scene’s brightness. 1: 1/200-1/60 sec. auto When flash is used with aperture-priority AE (f), this prevents a slow flash-sync speed from being set automatically in low-light conditions. It is effective for preventing subject blur and camera shake. However, while the subject will be properly exposed with the flash, the background will come out dark. 2: 1/200 sec. (fixed) The flash-sync speed is fixed to 1/200 sec. This more effectively prevents subject blur and camera shake than with setting 1. However, the background may come out darker than with setting 1.

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When 1 or 2 is set, high-speed sync cannot be used with an external Speedlite.

C.Fn II: Image
C.Fn-4 Long exposure noise reduction

0: Off 1: Auto For 1 sec. or longer exposures, noise reduction is performed automatically if noise typical of long exposures is detected. This [Auto] setting is effective in most cases. 2: On Noise reduction is performed for all exposures of 1 sec. or longer. The [On] setting may be effective for noise that cannot be detected or reduced with the [Auto] setting.
With setting 1 and 2, after the picture is taken, the noise reduction process may take the same amount of time as the exposure. You cannot take another picture until the noise reduction process is completed. At ISO 1600 and higher, noise might be more pronounced with setting 2 than with setting 0 or 1. With setting 2, if a long exposure is shot during Live View display, “BUSY” will be displayed during the noise reduction process. The Live View display will not appear until the noise reduction is completed. (You cannot take another picture.)

C.Fn-5

High ISO speed noise reduction

Reduces the noise generated in the image. Although noise reduction is applied at all ISO speeds, it is particularly effective at high ISO speeds. At low ISO speeds, the noise in the shadow areas is further reduced. Change the setting to suit the noise level. 0: Standard 1: Low 2: Strong 3: Disable
With setting 2, the maximum burst for continuous shooting will greatly decrease.

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C.Fn-6

Highlight tone priority

0: Disable 1: Enable Improves the highlight detail. The dynamic range is expanded from the standard 18% gray to bright highlights. The gradation between the grays and highlights becomes smoother.
With setting 1, the [Disable] setting automatically takes effect for the Auto Lighting Optimizer (p.103) and it cannot be changed. With setting 1, noise may become slightly more pronounced than usual. With setting 1, the settable ISO speed range will be 200 - 6400. Also, the <A> icon will be displayed on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder when highlight tone priority is enabled.

C.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive
C.Fn-7 AF-assist beam firing

The AF-assist beam can be emitted by the camera’s built-in flash or by an external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite. 0: Enable 1: Disable The AF-assist beam is not emitted. 2: Enable external flash only If an external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite is attached, it will emit the AFassist beam when necessary. The camera’s built-in flash will not fire the AF-assist beam. 3: IR AF assist beam only Among EOS-dedicated Speedlites, only those which have an infrared AF-assist beam will be able to emit the beam. This prevents any Speedlite which uses a series of small flashes (like the built-in flash) from firing the AF-assist beam.
If the external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite’s [AF-assist beam firing] Custom Function is set to [Disabled], the Speedlite will not emit the AF-assist beam even if the camera’s C.Fn-7-0/2/3 is set.

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C.Fn-8

Mirror lockup

0: Disable 1: Enable Prevents camera vibrations caused by the reflex mirror action which can disturb shooting with super telephoto lenses or close-up (macro) shooting. See page 106 for the mirror lockup procedure.

C.Fn IV: Operation/Others
C.Fn-9 Shutter/AE lock button

0: AF/AE lock 1: AE lock/AF Convenient when you want to focus and meter separately. Press the <A> button to autofocus, and press the shutter button halfway to apply AE lock. 2: AF/AF lock, no AE lock In the AI Servo AF mode, you can press the <A> button to stop the AF operation momentarily. This prevents the AF from being thrown off by any obstacle passing between the camera and subject. The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken. 3: AE/AF, no AE lock This is useful for subjects which keep moving and stopping repeatedly. In the AI Servo AF mode, you can press the <A> button to start or stop the AI Servo AF operation. The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken. Thus, the optimum focusing and exposure will always be achieved as you wait for the decisive moment.
When 1 or 3 is set, pressing the Remote Switch (p.205) halfway will not work.

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C.Fn-10

Assign SET button

You can assign a frequently-used function to <0>. Press <0> when the camera is shooting-ready. 0: Normal (disabled) 1: Image quality Press <0> to display the image-recording quality setting screen on the LCD monitor. Press the <S> key to select the image-recording quality, then press <0>. 2: Flash exposure compensation When you press <0>, the flash exposure compensation setting screen will appear. 3: LCD monitor On/Off Assigns the same function as the <B> button. 4: Menu display Assigns the same function as the <M> button. 5: ISO speed Assigns the same function as the <Z> button.

C.Fn-11

LCD display when power ON

0: Display on When the power switch is turned on, the shooting settings will be displayed (p.44). 1: Previous display status If you pressed the <B> button and turned off the camera while the LCD monitor was off, the shooting settings will not be displayed when you turn on the camera again. This helps to save battery power. The menu screens and image playback will still be displayed when used. If you pressed the <B> button and turned off the camera while the LCD monitor was on, the shooting settings will be displayed when you turn on the camera again.

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197 .Fn-12 Add image verification data 0: Disable 1: Enable Data for verifying whether the image is original or not is appended to the image automatically. the Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3 (sold separately) is required. When the shooting information of an image appended with the verification data is displayed (p. the <L> icon will appear.173).3 Custom Function SettingsN C. The images are not compatible with the image encryption/decryption features of Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3. To verify whether the image is original.

Under the [9] tab. select [My Menu settings].3 Registering My MenuN Under the My Menu tab. 3 Registerthe item to be registered. You can register up to six items in My Menu. Then press <0>. About My Menu settings Sort You can change the order of the registered items in My Menu. With [z] displayed. and [Delete all items] deletes all items. 1 Select [My Menu settings]. press the <V> key to change the order. you can register up to six menu options and Custom Functions whose settings you change frequently. then press <0>. the [9] tab will be displayed first when you display the menu screen. 198 . On the confirmation dialog. the desired items. Delete item/items and Delete all items You can delete any of the registered items. then Select [Register to My press <0>. then press <0>. Menu]. press the <M> button. 2 Select [Register to My Menu]. [Delete item/items] deletes one item at a time. select [OK] and press <0> to register the item. Display from My Menu When [Enable] is set. then Select press <0>. To return to the screen in step 2. Select [Sort] and select the item whose order you want to change.

4 Exit theentering the text. press the After <M> button to exit. setting.] to check the copyright information currently set. select [Copyright information]. Select [Display copyright info. 199 .3 Setting Copyright InformationN When you set the copyright information. 2 Select the desiredkey to select either Press the <V> [Enter author’s name] or [Enter copyright details]. then press <0>. Enter up to 63 alphanumeric characters and symbols. Select [Delete copyright information] to delete the copyright information currently set. 1 Select [Copyright information]. option. 3 Enter text. Under the [7] tab. then press <0>.“Text Entry Procedure” on Refer to the next page and enter the copyright information. it will be appended to the image as Exif information. The text entry screen will appear.

Canceling the text entry To cancel the text entry.3 Setting Copyright InformationN Text Entry Procedure Changing the entry area Press the <Q> button to toggle between the top and bottom entry areas. 200 . press the <M> button to return to the screen in step 2. then press <0> to enter it. Entering text In the bottom area. Moving the cursor Press the <U> key to move the cursor. Exiting After completing the text entry. You can also enter the copyright information with EOS Utility (provided software). Deleting a character Press the <L> button to delete a character. press the <B> button to return to the screen in step 2. press the <S> key to select a character.

Reference This chapter provides reference information for camera features. 11 201 . etc. system accessories. The back of this chapter also has an index to make it easier to look up needed information.

(2) Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF> and focus manually.) In such cases. etc.6 or smaller (larger f/number). etc.When Autofocus Fails Autofocus can fail to achieve focus (the focus confirmation light <o> blinks) with certain subjects such as the following: Subjects difficult to focus Very low-contrast subjects (Example: Blue sky. If an Extender (sold separately) is attached and the maximum aperture of the lens is f/5.) Near and far subjects covered by an AF point (Example: Animal in a cage.48). etc. do one of the following: (1) With One-Shot AF. 202 . AF will not be possible (except Live mode/u Live mode AF). see page 117. solid-color walls. see the Extender’s instruction manual. computer keyboards. etc. For details.) Repetitive patterns (Example: Skyscraper windows. focus an object at the same distance as the subject and lock the focus before recomposing (p. For situations where AF can fail to achieve focus with Live mode/u Live mode AF.) Subjects in very low light Extremely backlit or reflective subjects (Example: Car with a highly reflective body.

Using a Household Power Outlet With the AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (sold separately). 1 Connect the power cord. you can connect the camera to a household power outlet and not worry about the battery level. the DC Open the cover and insert Coupler until it locks in place. 203 . unplug the power plug from the power outlet. 4 Push in the DC cord hole cover and Open install the cord as shown. Connect the power cord as shown in the illustration. Do not connect or disconnect the power cord while the camera’s power switch is set to <1>. 2 Connect the DC Coupler. Close the cover.the DC Connect the cord’s plug to Coupler. 3 Insert the DC Coupler. the DC cord. After using the camera.

4 feet from the camera. Camera misoperation may occur near certain types of fluorescent lights.Remote Control Shooting Remote Controller RC-6 (Sold separately) This remote controller enables you to take pictures wirelessly up to about 5 meters/16. Point the remote controller toward the camera’s remote control sensor and press the transmit button. The remote controller RC-1/RC-5 (sold separately) can also be used. the self-timer lamp will light and the picture will be taken. Remote control sensor Set the self-timer to <Q> (p.71). During wireless remote control. You can either shoot immediately or use a 2-sec. The camera will autofocus. When focus is achieved. delay. 204 . try to keep the camera away from fluorescent light sources.

attaching the eyepiece cover is unnecessary. use the eyepiece cover (p. To prevent this. 1 Remove the eyecup. During Live View shooting and movie shooting.Remote Control Shooting Remote Switch RS-60E3 (Sold separately) This remote switch has a 60 cm/2.23) attached to the camera strap. 2 Attach the eyepiece cover down into Slide the the eyepiece groove to attach it. Using the Eyepiece Cover If you take a picture without looking at the viewfinder.0 feet cord and enables you to press the shutter button halfway or completely. Push the bottom of the eyecup upward. eyepiece cover. 205 . It connects to the camera’s remote control terminal. light entering the eyepiece can throw off the exposure.

comp] and [E-TTL II meter. almost all the autoflash control is done by the camera.] can be set for [External flash func.147). setting]. For detailed instructions. 206 . In other words. When an EX-series Speedlite (sold separately) is attached to the camera. see the EX-series Speedlite’s instruction manual. the flash exposure compensation icon displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor will change from y to . If the flash metering mode is set to TTL autoflash with the Speedlite’s Custom Function. This camera is a Type-A camera that can use all the features of EX-series Speedlites.) If flash exposure compensation is set with the external Speedlite. only [Flash exp.] to be set. it is like a high-output flash attached externally in place of the built-in flash. Shoe-mount Speedlites Macro Lites With an EX-series Speedlite not compatible with flash function settings (p. (Certain EX-series Speedlites also enable [Shutter sync.External Speedlites EOS-dedicated. EX-series Speedlites Basically operates like a built-in flash for easy operation. the flash will fire at full output only.

External Speedlites Canon Speedlites other than the EX-series With an EZ/E/EG/ML/TL-series Speedlite set in TTL or A-TTL autoflash mode. Cautions for Live View shooting A non-Canon flash will not fire during Live View shooting. the camera may not operate properly and malfunction may result. 207 . Using Non-Canon Flash Units Sync Speed The camera can synchronize with compact. It might not fire. Do not attach a high-voltage flash unit on the camera’s hot shoe. or slower. non-Canon flash units at 1/200 sec. the flash can be fired at full output only. Be sure to test the flash unit beforehand to make sure it synchronizes properly with the camera. Set the camera’s shooting mode to <a> (manual exposure) or <f> (aperture-priority AE) and adjust the aperture setting before shooting. shoot in the manual flash mode. When using a Speedlite which has manual flash mode. If the camera is used with a flash unit or flash accessory dedicated to another camera brand.

]. refer to the EyeFi card’s instruction manual or inquire the card’s manufacturer. select settings]. [Eye-Fi Under the [5] tab. To set up. 208 . The image transfer is a function of the Eye-Fi card. This menu is displayed only when an Eye-Fi card has been loaded in the camera.] to Press <0>. you can automatically transfer captured images to a personal computer or upload them to an online service via a wireless LAN. This product is not guaranteed to support Eye-Fi card functions (including wireless transfer). 3 Enable the Eye-Fi[Eye-Fi trans. then press <0>. 1 Insert an Eye-Fi card. (p. use of the card is not permitted.Using Eye-Fi Cards With a commercially-available Eye-Fi card already set up. then press <0>. then press <0>. set [Enable].31) 2 Select [Eye-Fi settings]. transmission. In case of an issue with an Eye-Fi card. If it is unclear whether the card has been approved for use in the area. use the card and to troubleshoot any image transfer problems. Also note that an approval is required to use Eye-Fi cards in many countries or regions. Select [Connection info. If you set [Disable]. Without approval. automatic transmission will not occur even with the Eye-Fi card loaded (Transmission status icon I). please check with the card manufacturer. 4 Display the connection information. please check with the card manufacturer.

the Eye-Fi card may become hot. the image transfer may take longer or might be interrupted. Because of the transmission function. Check that an access point is displayed for [Access point SSID:]. Turn the camera off and on again. The picture is transferred and the <H> icon switches from gray (Not connected) to the icons below. it may still transmit a signal. You can also check the Eye-Fi card’s MAC address and firmware version. is displayed in the detailed information display (p. If the image transfer does not work. see the card’s instruction manual. The battery power will be consumed faster. check the Eye-Fi card and personal computer settings.58). airports. and other places where wireless transmissions are prohibited. Transmission status icon H (Gray) Not connected : No connection with access point. For details. H ( ) Transferring : Image transmission to access point in progress. Press the <M> button three times to exit the menu.Using Eye-Fi Cards 5 Check the [Access point SSID:]. an error occured whil eretrieving the card information. During the image transfer. In hospitals. H (Blinking) Connecting : Connecting with access point. Even if [Eye-Fi trans. auto power off will not take effect. For transferred images. 6 Take the picture. 209 . H (Displayed) Connected : Connection to access point established. remove the Eye-Fi card from the camera. Depending on the wireless LAN’s connection conditions.] is set to [Disable]. Cautions for Using Eye-Fi Cards If “J” is displayed.

Function Availability Table according to Shooting Modes o: Set automatically k: User selectable Basic Zone Mode Dial JPEG RAW RAW + 73 ISO speed AF Auto Manual Standard Portrait Picture Style Landscape Neutral Faithful Monochrome User Defined Auto WB White balance Preset WB Custom WB WB correction WB bracketing o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o : Not selectable Movie shooting Creative Zone 1 7 2 3 4 5 6 C d sf a 8 k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o k Auto Lighting Optimizer o Peripheral illumination correction Long exposure noise reduction 210 Quality Stills k k*1 k k k k k k k k k k k k o o k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o k k k k One-Shot AI Servo AI Focus Auto AF o point selection Manual AF-assist beam o o k k k .

Function Availability Table according to Shooting Modes Basic Zone Mode Dial Evaluative Metering mode Exposure Drive Built-in flash Color space Partial Spot Center-weighted average Creative Zone Movie shooting 1 7 2 3 4 5 6 C d sf a 8 o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k*2 k 3 k* k k k k k k k k Program shift Exposure compensation k k k k k k k k k k*4 AEB AE lock Depth-of-field preview Single Continuous Self-timer/ Remote control k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k* 4 Stills k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o k k k k k k o k o k o k k k k k k k k k k k k*3 k k k k o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k* 5 Self-timer:2 sec Self-timer:Continuous k Auto Manual Flash off o k o k k k k k k o o Red-eye reduction k FE lock Flash exposure compensation sRGB Adobe RGB Live View shooting *1: For manual exposure only. *4: For autoexposure only. *2: Refers to “(2) Blurring/sharpening the background” function on page 56. 211 . [Remote control] can be set. *3: Refers to “(3) Adjusting the picture brightness” function on page 56. *5: On the movie shooting mode menu.

Fn setting Page 72 138 138 138 104 65 147 2 Shooting 2 (Red) Exposure compensation/AEB Auto Lighting Optimizer Metering mode Custom White Balance WB Shift/BKT Color space Picture Style 1/3-stop increments. [y] Shooting 3.Menu Settings 1 Shooting 1 (Red) Quality Beep Release shutter without card Image review Peripheral illumination correction Red-eye reduction Flash control 73 / 83 / 74 / 84 / 76 / 86 / 1+73 / 1 Enable / Disable Enable / Disable Off / 2 sec. 1.Fn setting / Clear external flash C. / 8 sec. 3 89 103 86 99 101 102 96 75 91 94 The [2] Shooting 2. and [9] My Menu screens (tabs) are not displayed in Basic Zone modes. ±5 stops (AEB: ±2 stops) Disable / Low / Standard / Strong q/w/r/e Manual setting of white balance WB correction: White balance correction WB-BKT: White balance bracketing sRGB / Adobe RGB PStandard / QPortrait / RLandscape / SNeutral / UFaithful / VMonochrome / WUser Def. 2. / 4 sec. Shaded menu options are not displayed in Basic Zone modes. 212 . [7] Set-up 3. / Hold Enable / Disable Disable / Enable Flash firing / Built-in flash function setting / External flash function setting / External flash C.

/ Off OnPD / OnD / Off Initialize and erase data in the card Continuous / Auto reset / Manual reset Enable / Disable Select the background color Eye-Fi transmission: Disable / Enable Connection information 139 142 42 140 146 146 208 * Displayed only when an Eye-Fi card is used. 400 / Max. / 15 min. 1600 / Max.Menu Settings y Shooting 3 (Red) Dust Delete Data ISO Auto Obtains data to be used to erase dust spots Max. 213 . 3200 / Max. / 1 min. / 2 min. / 4 min. / 8 min. 800 / Max. 6400 Page 151 63 3 Playback 1 (Blue) Protect images Rotate Erase images Print order Slide show Erase-protect images Rotate vertical images Erase images Specify images to be printed (DPOF) Select the images and set the Display time and Repeat settings for automatic playback 170 159 171 185 165 4 Playback 2 (Blue) Histogram Image jump w/6 Ctrl over HDMI Brightness / RGB 1 image / 10 images / 100 images / Date / Movies / Stills Disable / Enable 174 157 168 5 Set-up 1 (Yellow) Auto power off Auto rotate Format File numbering LCD auto off Screen color Eye-Fi settings* 30 sec.

) Select the interface language NTSC / PAL Auto cleaning: Enable / Disable Clean now Clean manually Live View shooting / Grid display / Metering timer / AF mode Page 139 29 30 169 150 153 108 7 Set-up 3 (Yellow) Custom Functions (C. day) and time (hour. (C. Clear all camera settings / Clear all Custom Func. month.Menu Settings 6 Set-up 2 (Yellow) LCD brightness Date/Time Language Video system Sensor cleaning Live View function settings Seven brightness levels provided Set the date (year.Fn) Customize camera functions as desired 190 199 144 – Display copyright information / Enter author’s Copyright information name / Enter copyright details / Delete copyright information Clear settings Firmware Ver. min..Fn) For updating the firmware 9 My Menu (Green) My Menu settings Register frequently-used menu items and Custom Functions 198 214 . sec.

]. About the menu screen in movie shooting mode The [n] Movie 1 and [o] Movie 2 screens (tabs) are displayed only in the movie shooting mode. comp. / 30 sec. the [Expo. Color space • [5]: LCD auto off. / 1 min. / 10 min. The [y] Shooting 3. no AE lock Disable / Enable Page 131 132 132 133 133 o Movie 2 (Red) Movie exposure Grid display Metering timer Sound recording kHighlight tone priority* Auto / Manual Off / Grid 1l / Grid 2m 4 sec. On / Off Disable / Enable 134 134 134 134 134 * Displayed only when [Movie exposure] is set to [Manual]. The following menu items will not be displayed: • [1]: Red-eye reduction. Under the [2] tab.Menu Settings Movie Shooting Mode Menu n Movie 1 (Red) Movie recording size AF mode AF during k kShutter/AE lock button Remote control 1920x1080 (6 / 5 / 4) / 1280x720 (8 / 7) / 640x480 (8 / 7) / Crop 640x480 (8 / 7) Live mode / u Live mode / Quick mode Disable / Enable AF/AE lock / AE lock/AF / AF/AF lock. / 30 min. no AE lock / AE/AF. Screen color • [6]: Sensor cleaning./AEB] option will become [Exposure comp. / 16 sec. Flash control • [2]: Metering mode. WB Shift/BKT. Live View function settings 215 . and [9] My Menu screens (tabs) will not be displayed. [7] Set-up 3.

System Map ST-E2 270EX 430EX II 580EX II Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX Eyepiece Extender EP-EX15ll Bundled Accessories Rubber Frame Ef E-series Dioptric Adjustment Lenses Wide Strap EW-100DB lll Eyecup Ef Angle Finder C AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 Semi Hard Case EH19-L Battery Pack LP-E8 Battery Charger LC-E8 or LC-E8E DC Coupler DR-E8 Compact Power Adapter CA-PS700 Battery Grip BG-E8 Battery Magazine BGM-E8L for two LP-E8 battery packs Battery Magazine BGM-E8A for size-AA/LR6 batteries 216 .

System Map Remote Controller RC-6 Remote Switch RS-60E3 EF lenses External microphone EF-S lenses HDMI Cable HTC-100 Stereo AV Cable AVC-DC400ST TV/Video EOS DIGITAL EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk Software Instruction Manuals Disk Interface Cable PictBridge-compatible printer Interface Cable IFC-200U/500U Computer USB port Windows 7 Windows Vista Windows XP Mac OS X PC card slot Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3 Card reader SD memory card/ SDHC memory card/ SDXC memory card PCMCIA adapter 217 .

Press the <B> button (p. Make sure the battery compartment cover is closed (p.31). When the image recording is completed. If this Troubleshooting Guide does not resolve the problem. If there is a problem with the battery charger. 218 . If the power is cut off while an image is being recorded to the card. The battery charger’s lamp blinks. Make sure the card slot cover is closed (p. first refer to this Troubleshooting Guide. Attach the battery pack to the charger again and wait a while before connecting the charger to a power outlet again. the protective circuit will stop the charging operation and the charge lamp will blink in orange.44).Troubleshooting Guide If a problem occurs.24).26). the access lamp will still continue to light/blink for a few seconds. contact your dealer or nearest Canon Service Center. Recharge the battery (p. The camera does not operate even when the power switch is set to <1>. If this happens. Power-Related Problems The battery cannot be recharged with the battery charger provided. the power will turn off automatically. The access lamp still blinks even when the power switch is set to <2>. disconnect the charger’s power plug from the power outlet and remove the battery pack. The battery is not properly installed in the camera (p.26). Do not recharge any battery pack other than a genuine Canon Battery Pack LP-E8.

Slide the card’s write-protect switch to the Write/Erase setting (p. If the lens has an Image Stabilizer. The card is not properly inserted (p.24). 69). replace the card or delete unnecessary images to make room (p. Press the <B> button to turn on the LCD monitor. Use a fully-charged battery pack (p.37. The camera turns off by itself. Press the shutter button halfway again to focus. Set the lens focus mode switch to <AF> (p. If the card is full. the LCD monitor will still turn off after the camera is idle for 30 min. Shooting-Related Problems No images can be shot nor recorded. press the shutter button gently (p.33). or focus manually (p. If you use Live View shooting or shoot movies for a prolonged period (p. a picture cannot be taken. To prevent camera shake. the number of possible shots will decrease. If you try to focus in One-Shot AF mode while the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder blinks. Auto power off is in effect. set the IS switch to <1>. 219 . 123). The rechargeable battery pack performance will degrade over repeated use. set [5 Auto power off] to [Off]. Purchase a new one. 37). If you do not want auto power off to take effect.31).36. The image is out of focus.Troubleshooting Guide The battery becomes exhausted quickly. Even if [5 Auto power off] has been set to [Off]. 171).31.31).107.

ISO 100 can be set (p. the Auto Lighting Optimizer cannot be set. then the Auto Lighting Optimizer can be set (p. When I use the <f> mode with flash. If a card error message is displayed. see page 42 or 224. This also applies to movie shooting (p. the shutter speed becomes slow automatically (slow-sync shooting) so that both the subject and background are properly exposed. if [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Enable]. The maximum burst during continuous shooting is lower. speed in Av mode] to 1 or 2 (p. ISO 100 cannot be set. [Low].192). If you shoot something that has fine detail (field of grass.). ISO 100 cannot be set.Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] to [Standard]. When [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Disable]. This also applies to movie shooting (p.134). 220 . If it is set to [Strong]. set the [7 Custom Functions (C. If you do not want a slow shutter speed to be set. etc.Fn)] menu.193). the file size will be larger and the actual maximum burst might be lower than the number mentioned on page 72.Fn)] menu. Under the [7 Custom Functions (C. When [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Disable]. the shutter speed becomes slow. Under the [7 Custom Functions (C.Troubleshooting Guide The card cannot be used.134). if [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Enable].194).194).Fn)] menu’s [Flash sync. If you shoot at night when the background is dark. The Auto Lighting Optimizer cannot be set. Set the [7 Custom Functions (C. or [Disable]. the maximum burst during continuous shooting will greatly decrease (p.

Use an SD Speed Class 6 “ ” or faster card. If you shoot continuously with the built-in flash at short intervals. The movie shooting terminates by itself. the flash might stop operating to protect the flash unit. The built-in flash’s pop-up mechanism moves slightly. camera operation noise can be heard. When a movie is played. This is normal.Troubleshooting Guide The built-in flash does not fire. If you use flash. If the card’s writing speed is slow. 59 sec. see the card manufacturer’s Web site. The camera makes a noise when it is shaken.109). 221 .. If you operate the camera’s dials or lens during movie shooting. To find out the card’s read/write speed. the shutter will make two sounds each time you shoot (p. etc. the respective operation noise will also be recorded. Using an external microphone (commercially available) is recommended (p.135). movie shooting will stop automatically. If the movie file size reaches 4 GB or if the movie recording time reaches 29 min. movie shooting may stop automatically. The shutter makes two shooting sounds during Live View shooting.

In Basic Zone modes and in movie shooting mode.170).140). certain tabs and menu options are not displayed. the LCD monitor display may seem slow or might look black. If you use a card which already has images recorded. The file numbering does not start from 0001. the first character will be an underscore (p. If the LCD monitor is dirty. In low or high temperatures. The file name’s first character is an underscore (“_MG_”). If Adobe RGB is set. The menu screen shows few tabs and options.96). The image cannot be erased. 222 . it cannot be erased (p.Troubleshooting Guide Display & Operation Problems The LCD monitor does not display a clear image. use a soft cloth to clean it. If the image has been protected. Set the color space to sRGB.40). Set the shooting mode to a Creative Zone mode (p. the file numbering might start from the last image in the card (p. It will return to normal at room temperature.

169). 169).29). If the Eye-Fi card has a write-protect tab. Printing-Related Problems There are fewer printing effects than listed in the instruction manual. [Eye-Fi Settings] will only appear when the Eye-Fi card is inserted in the camera. The correct date and time has not been set (p. The [Eye-Fi Settings] menu item does not appear. No image appears on the TV screen.214). Set the video OUT system (NTSC/PAL) to the same video system as the TV set (p. In such a case. What is displayed on the screen differs depending on the printer. 223 . or disable Eye-Fi card transmission when the tab is in the locked position.Troubleshooting Guide The shooting date and time displayed is incorrect. Use the AV cable that came with the camera (p. This instruction manual lists all the printing effects available (p. SDXC cards might not be correctly detected.167. and transfer the images to your computer using EOS Utility (provided software). you will not be able to check the card’s connection status. Make sure the AV cable or HDMI cable’s plug is inserted all the way in (p. Depending on the card reader and computer OS used. The card reader does not detect the card. connect your camera and computer with the provided interface cable.180).

13. on again or re-install the battery. Operate the power switch (p. erase unnecessary images. Turn the camera off and 30. 80 again.27). replace the card. or format the card (p.31. 20.27. remove and install the battery pack 70.27). Countermeasures No. or format the card (p. Card cannot be accessed. Cannot save images because card is full. If there is a problem with the camera. Remove and insert the card again. Clean the electrical contacts on the camera and lens and use a Canon lens (p. and contact your nearest Canon Service Center. Follow the onscreen instructions. Shooting is not possible due to an error. Operate the power switch (p. 60. 171. 01 02 05 224 . Operate the power switch. Clean the lens contacts. or use a Canon lens (p.31. Turn the camera off and on again. The built-in flash could not be raised. Turn the camera off and on again. 10. 06 Sensor cleaning is not possible. 42).Error Codes Error No. Reinsert/change card or format card with camera. Error Message & Solution Communications between the camera and lens is faulty. 04 Replace the card. 26) * If the error still persists. 42). write down the error No. 50. 40. 16). Replace card. an error message will appear.

Neutral.50 megapixels (2592 x 1728) RAW : Approx. Shade. Custom White balance correction and white balance bracketing features provided * Color temperature information transmission enabled Applicable to long exposures and high ISO speed shots Auto Lighting Optimizer Provided Provided Lens mount: • Image Sensor Type: Effective pixels: Aspect ratio: Dust delete feature: • Recording System Recording format: Image type: Recorded pixels: • Image Processing Picture Style: White balance: Noise reduction: Automatic image brightness correction: Highlight tone priority: Lens peripheral illumination correction: 225 .3 x 14. Tungsten light.9 mm Canon EF lenses (including EF-S lenses) (35mm-equivalent focal length is approx. Faithful. User Def.00 megapixels 3:2 Auto. Flash). AF/AE camera with built-in flash SD memory card.Specifications • Type Type: Recording media: Image sensor size: Compatible lenses: Digital. Preset (Daylight. single-lens reflex. Manual. RAW (14-bit Canon original) RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording possible Large : Approx. 17. Monochrome. SDXC memory card 22.90 megapixels (5184 x 3456) Standard.0 JPEG.3 Auto. 8. 17. Landscape. White fluorescent light. 18.90 megapixels (5184 x 3456) Medium : Approx. 1 . 1. 4. SDHC memory card.00 megapixels (3456 x 2304) Small : Approx. Dust Delete Data appending Design rule for Camera File System 2.6 times the lens focal length) Canon EF mount CMOS sensor Approx. Portrait. Cloudy.

+1. AI Focus AF. Manual focusing (MF) Small series of flashes fired by built-in flash • Exposure Control Metering modes: 63-zone TTL full-aperture metering • Evaluative metering (linkable to any AF point) • Partial metering (approx.6400 Auto.0 . Program). shutter-priority AE.20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF 50mm f/1. manual exposure ISO speed: Basic Zone modes: ISO 100 . phase detection 9 AF points EV -0. ISO 100) Exposure control: Program AE (Full Auto. Close-up. 19 mm (From eyepiece lens center at -1 m-1) Built-in dioptric adjustment: -3. aperture-priority AE. Portrait.0 m-1 (dpt) Focusing screen: Fixed. ISO 100 . Night Portrait. Precision Matte Mirror: Quick-return type Depth-of-field preview: Provided • Autofocus Type: AF points: Metering range: Focus modes: AF-assist beam: TTL secondary image-registration.18 (at 23°C/73°F. Sports. depth-of-field AE.87x (-1 m-1 with 50mm lens at infinity) Eye point: Approx.or 1/2-stop increments AE lock: Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved Manual: By AE lock button 226 . 0. ISO 100) One-Shot AF. 4% of viewfinder at center) • Center-weighted average metering Metering range: EV 1 .6400 (in whole-stop exposure index) increments).3200 set automatically (Recommended Creative Zone modes: ISO 100 . 9% of viewfinder at center) • Spot metering (approx. or ISO speed expanded to ISO 12800 Exposure compensation: Manual and AEB (Settable in combination with manual exposure compensation) Settable amount: ±5 stops in 1/3. Creative Auto.4 USM lens. Flash Off. Landscape.5 . AI Servo AF.Specifications • Viewfinder Type: Eye-level pentamirror Coverage: Vertical/Horizontal approx. 95% Magnification: Approx.

to 30 sec. delay with continuous shooting Continuous shooting speed: Max.: 13/43 (ISO 100. auto pop-up flash Guide No. ISO 100) Two types Metering modes: Metering range: Grid display: 227 . Face detection Live mode (Contrast detection) Quick mode (Phase-difference detection) Manual focusing (5x/10x magnification possible) Evaluative metering with the image sensor EV 0 . Max. in meters/feet) Flash coverage: 17mm lens angle of view Recycling time approx.. approx.Specifications • Shutter Type: Shutter speeds: Electronically-controlled. X-sync at 1/200 sec.7 shots/sec. 34 shots RAW: Approx. Available range varies by shooting mode.or 1/2-stop increments FE lock: Provided PC terminal: None Built-in flash: • Drive System Single shooting. Drive mode: • Live View Shooting Focusing: Live mode. burst: JPEG Large/Fine: Approx. 3 sec. or 2-sec. focal-plane shutter 1/4000 sec. bulb (Total shutter speed range.) • Flash Retractable. External flash: EX-series Speedlite (Flash functions settable with the camera) Flash metering: E-TTL II autoflash Flash exposure compensation: ±2 stops in 1/3. 3. 6 shots RAW+JPEG Large/Fine: Approx. continuous shooting.4 USM lens. self-timer with 10sec. 1/4000 sec.20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF 50mm f/1. 3 shots * Figures are based on Canon’s testing standards (ISO 100 and Standard Picture Style) using a 4GB card. to 1/60 sec. delay and 10-sec. (Full Auto mode).

ISO auto Sound recording: Built-in monaural microphone External stereo microphone terminal provided Grid display: Two types • LCD Monitor Type: Monitor size and dots: Coverage: Brightness adjustment: Interface language: TFT color liquid-crystal monitor 7. ISO 100) Exposure control: Program AE (exposure compensation possible) for movies and manual exposure ISO speed: With autoexposure shooting: Automatically set within ISO 100 .976 fps. 1280x720 (60p/50p) : Approx. 25p: 25. 640x480 (60p/50p) : Approx. 60p: 59. 165 MB/min.Specifications • Movie Shooting Movie compression: MPEG-4 AVC/H.00 fps File size: 1920x1080 (30p/25p/24p) : Approx. 165 MB/min.04 million dots Approx. 100% Manual (7 levels) 25 228 . 24p: 23.7 cm (3 inches) with approx.6400 (in whole-stop increments).94 fps. 330 MB/min.97 fps.264 Variable (average) bit rate Audio recording format: Linear PCM Recording format: MOV Recording size and frame rate: 1920x1080 (Full HD) : 30p/25p/24p 1280x720 (HD) : 60p/50p 640x480 (SD) : 60p/50p Crop 640x480 (SD) : 60p/50p * 30p: 29.00 fps. Crop 640x480 (60p/50p) : Approx.6400 With manual exposure: Manually settable within ISO 100 .4 USM lens. Focusing: Same as focusing with Live View shooting Metering modes: Center-weighted average and evaluative metering with the image sensor * Automatically set by the focusing mode Metering range: EV 0 . 330 MB/min.20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF 50mm f/1. 50p: 50. 1.

CEC-compatible External microphone IN terminal: 3. jump by 10 or 100 images. 180 shots at 23°C/73°F. size-AA/LR6 batteries can be used With viewfinder shooting: Approx. histogram). HDMI OUT) Built-in speaker • Direct Printing Compatible printers: Printable images: Print ordering: PictBridge-compatible printers JPEG and RAW images DPOF Version 1. detailed info. stereo mini-jack Remote control terminal: For Remote Switch RS-60E3 Wireless remote control: Remote Controller RC-6 • Power Source Battery: Battery Pack LP-E8 (Quantity 1) * AC power can be supplied via AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 * With Battery Grip BG-E8 attached. by stills Highlight alert: Overexposed highlights blink Movie playback: Enabled (LCD monitor. 400 shots at 0°C/32°F With Live View shooting: Approx.5mm dia. 150 shots at 0°C/32°F Battery life: (Based on CIPA testing standards) 229 . 4-image index. video/audio OUT.10x Image browsing methods: Single image. Single image + Info (Basic info.Specifications • Image Playback Image display formats: Single image.1 compatible 12 Provided Entry and inclusion possible • Custom Functions Custom Functions: My Menu registration: Copyright information: • Interface Audio/video OUT/ Digital terminal: Analog video (Compatible with NTSC/PAL)/stereo audio output For personal computer communication and direct printing (Hi-Speed USB equivalent) HDMI mini OUT terminal: Type C (Auto switching of resolution). image rotate possible Zoom magnification: Approx.5x . by movie. 440 shots at 23°C/73°F. by shooting date. approx. approx. 1. 9-image index.

104°F 85% or less 69 x 28 x 87.4 x 55. 52 g / 1.8 oz. Weight: Approx.40°C / 43°F . • Battery Charger LC-E8 Compatible battery: Recharging time: Rated input: Rated output: Working temperature range: Working humidity: Dimensions (W x H x D): Weight: Compatible battery: Recharging time: Rated input: Rated output: Working temperature range: Working humidity: Dimensions (W x H x D): Weight: Battery Pack LP-E8 Approx.7 oz.7 x 1.104°F Working humidity: 85% or less • Battery Pack LP-E8 Type: Rated voltage: Battery capacity: Working temperature range: Rechargeable lithium-ion battery 7.240 V AC (50/60 Hz) 8.4 V DC / 720mA 6°C .8 x 3.9 oz.4 V DC / 720mA 6°C .5 x 0.1 x 15. Battery Pack LP-E8 Approx. 2 hours (at 23°C / 73°F) 100 .2 mm / 1.8 oz.1 x 3. Approx.40°C / 43°F . Approx. (CIPA testing standards) Approx.8 x 97. (body only) • Operation Environment Working temperature range: 0°C . 82 g / 2.40°C / 43°F . • Battery Charger LC-E8E 230 .5 x 75. 530 g / 18.2 in.104°F During shooting: 0°C .240 V AC (50/60 Hz) 8.2 V DC 1120 mAh During charging: 6°C .3 mm / 5.40°C / 32°F . 475 g / 16.4 in.1 x 3.0 in. 82 g / 2.40°C / 32°F .4 in. Weight: Approx.9 oz.Specifications • Dimensions and Weight Dimensions (W x H x D): 128.104°F Working humidity: 85% or less Dimensions (W x H x D): 37.7 x 1.5 mm / 2.104°F 85% or less 69 x 28 x 87.1 x 3.6 x 2.5 mm / 2. 2 hours (at 23°C / 73°F) 100 .

6 IS Angle of view: Diagonal extent: 74°20’ .Specifications • EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.8 in.6 x 1. field of view) At 135mm focal length: 0.6 IS Angle of view: Diagonal extent: 74°20’ .21x (at 135mm) Image Stabilizer: Lens shift type Filter size: 67 mm Lens cap: E-67U Max. magnification: 0. (327 x 503 mm / 12. Hood: EW-73B (sold separately) Case: LP1116 (sold separately) All specifications above are based on Canon’s testing standards.3 .48 ft. (at 0.25 m / 0.9 x 19.2. Hood: EW-60C (sold separately) Case: LP814 (sold separately) • EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5 x 70 mm / 2. (From image sensor plane) Max.4 x 101 mm / 3.25 m / 0.0 x 4.36 Closest focusing distance: 0.4 in.1 x 5. 200 g / 7. If a problem occurs with a non-Canon lens attached to the camera.82 ft.49 m / 1. diameter x length: 68. field of view) * Distance from image sensor plane Max.45 m / 1.6°20’ Lens construction: 16 elements in 12 groups Minimum aperture: f/22 .5-5.61 ft. 231 .27°50’ Horizontal extent: 64°30’ .7 x 2.8 in. magnification: 0.11°30’ Horizontal extent: 64°30’ .82 ft.9°30’ Vertical extent: 45°30’ .0 in. 455 g / 16.15°40’ Lens construction: 11 elements in 9 groups Minimum aperture: f/22 . diameter x length: 75.36 Closest focusing distance*: At 18mm focal length: 0.1 oz. Product specifications and the exterior are subject to change without notice.) Image Stabilizer: Lens shift type Filter size: 58 mm Lens cap: E-58 Max. Weight: Approx.8 in.0 oz.0 x 4. Weight: Approx.67 x 45 mm / 8.34x (at 55 mm) Field of view: 207 x 134 . consult the respective lens maker.23°20’ Vertical extent: 45°30’ . (75 x 112 mm / 3.

Canon shall not be liable for any damage to this product and/or accidents such as fire.g.. the shooting information is incorporated to optimize the print output.. * This digital camera supports Design rule for Camera File System 2. and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are a trademark or registered trademark of HDMI Licensing LLC.” * Notice displayed in English as required. 232 .Trademarks Adobe is a trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated.0 and Exif 2. SDXC logo is a trademark of SD-3C. caused by the malfunction of nongenuine Canon accessories (e. HDMI. although you may request such repairs on a chargeable basis. LLC. Windows is a trademark or registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries. Macintosh and Mac OS are trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple Inc. By connecting the camera to an Exif Print-compliant printer. etc. Please note that this warranty does not apply to repairs arising out of the malfunction of non-genuine Canon accessories.21 (also called “Exif Print”). Exif Print is a standard that enhances compatibility between digital cameras and printers. No license is granted or implied for any other use for MPEG-4 standard. About MPEG-4 Licensing “This product is licensed under AT&T patents for the MPEG-4 standard and may be used for encoding MPEG-4 compliant video and/or decoding MPEG-4 compliant video that was encoded only (1) for a personal and non-commercial purpose or (2) by a video provider licensed under the AT&T patents to provide MPEG-4 compliant video. Use of genuine Canon accessories is recommended This product is designed to achieve excellent performance when used with genuine Canon accessories. HDMI logo. in the United States and other countries. All other corporate and product names and trademarks mentioned in this manual are the property of their respective owners. a leakage and/or explosion of a battery pack).

changes color. Also.) • When disposing of a battery pack or back-up battery. or fumes are emitted during battery pack recharging. It can cause blindness or skin problems. skin. or modify the battery pack or back-up battery. (Battery chemicals may harm the stomach and intestines. Do not use any home-made or modified batteries. . It may cause an accident. • Do not fire the flash near a person’s eyes. It may impair the person’s vision. accessories. • During the recharging. This is to prevent an explosion or fire. It can deform the cord or melt the insulation and cause a fire or electrical shock.Do not recharge the battery pack outside the allowable ambient temperature range of 0°C . • Do not use the equipment where there is flammable gas. Be careful not to get burned in the process. do not exceed the recharging time. .104°F). disassemble. The cord can accidentally choke the child or give an electrical shock. or clothing. and accessories not specified in this booklet. • Before storing the camera or accessory when not in use. follow the safeguards below: . and fire. If the battery leakage contacts your eyes.Do not short-circuit. • Keep the back-up battery away from children. • If the battery pack or back-up battery leaks. chemical leakage.Do not install the battery pack or back-up battery in reversed polarity (+ –). • If excessive heat.Do not insert any foreign metallic objects into the electrical contacts of the camera. This is to prevent fire or an explosion. deforms.Safety Warnings Follow these safeguards and use the equipment properly to prevent injury. Do not apply heat or apply solder to the battery pack or back-up battery. remove it immediately. immediately unplug the battery charger from the power outlet to stop the recharging and prevent a fire.40°C (32°F . 233 . This is to prevent electrical shock.Do not use any batteries. See a physician immediately. flush the affected area with lots of clean water without rubbing it. etc. keep the equipment away from the reach of children. skin. death. remove the battery pack and disconnect the power plug. connecting cables. excessive heat. . Do not expose the battery pack or back-up battery to fire or water. or emits smoke or fumes. heat generation. Preventing Serious Injury or Death • To prevent fire. and material damage. consult a physician immediately. keep at least 1 meter away. smoke. and clothing. Do not mix new and old or different types of batteries. and explosions. • Do not leave any cords near a heat source. When using flash to photograph an infant. insulate the electrical contacts with tape to prevent contact with other metallic objects or batteries. power sources. . And do not subject the battery pack or back-up battery to strong physical shock. • Prevent any battery leakage from contacting your eyes. • Do not fire the flash at someone driving a car. If a child swallows the battery.

• If you drop the camera in water or if water or metal fragments enter inside the camera. do not touch the internal parts due to the possibility of electrical shock. Also do not twist or tie the cords. grasp and pull the plug instead of the cord. The battery pack or back-up battery can also become hot and cause skin burns. • Do not look at the sun or an extremely bright light source through the camera or lens. • Occasionally unplug the power plug and use a dry cloth to clean off the dust around the power outlet. humid. benzene. • To prevent fire and electrical shock. the lens may concentrate the sun’s rays and cause a fire. . .Do not handle a power plug with wet hands. Doing so may damage your vision. . or other organic solvents to clean the equipment. or excessively bend the cord or put a heavy object on the cord. the dust on the power outlet may become moist and short-circuit the outlet to cause a fire. Preventing Injury or Equipment Damage • Do not leave equipment inside a car under the hot sun or near a heat source. • Do not cover or wrap the battery-recharging apparatus with a cloth. or oily.Do not scratch. . • Do not use or leave the battery pack or back-up battery in a hot environment. follow the safeguards below: . The equipment may become hot and cause skin burns. If the surrounding is dusty. check if it is allowed. • Do not leave a lens or lens-attached camera under the sun without the lens cap attached. Doing so may cause injury. • Keep the camera from the reach of small children. If the product does not work properly or requires repair.Do not connect too many power plugs to the same power outlet.Always insert the power plug all the way in. Electromagnetic waves emitted by the camera may interfere with the plane’s instruments or the hospital’s medical equipment. promptly remove the battery pack and back-up battery. The neck strap can accidentally choke the child. High-voltage internal parts can cause electrical shock. This is to prevent fire and electrical shock.• If you drop the equipment and the casing breaks open to expose the internal parts. Doing so may cause battery leakage or a shorter battery life. 234 . • Do not disassemble or modify the equipment. cut.Do not use a cord whose insulation has been damaged. This is to prevent fire and electrical shock.When unplugging a power plug. Doing so may trap heat within and cause the casing to deform or catch fire. • Before using the camera inside an airplane or hospital. • Do not carry the camera around while it is attached to a tripod. . Also make sure the tripod is sturdy enough to support the camera and lens. Doing so may cause fire or a health hazard. • Do not store the equipment in dusty or humid places. contact your dealer or your nearest Canon Service Center. • Do not use paint thinner. Otherwise.

Iceland and Liechtenstein) 235 . on an authorized one-for-one basis when you buy a new similar product or to an authorized collection site for recycling waste electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) and batteries and accumulators. the Battery Directive (2006/66/EC) and/or your national laws implementing those Directives. For more information about the recycling of this product. Cd = Cadmium. please contact your local city office. approved scheme or your household waste disposal service or visit www.com/environment. This product should be handed over to a designated collection point. If a chemical symbol is printed beneath the symbol shown above.g. according to the WEEE Directive (2002/96/EC). in accordance with the Battery Directive.canon-europe.. e. this indicates that a heavy metal (Hg = Mercury. Your cooperation in the correct disposal of this product will contribute to the effective usage of natural resources.European Union (and EEA) only. (EEA: Norway. Improper handling of this type of waste could have a possible impact on the environment and human health due to potentially hazardous substances that are generally associated with EEE. Pb = Lead) is present in this battery or accumulator at a concentration above an applicable threshold specified in the Battery Directive. waste authority. These symbols indicate that this product is not to be disposed of with your household waste.

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....................... 93 Built-in flash...................................... 96 Color temperature .....................32 A-DEP (Automatic depth-of-field AE)............ 86 Cleaning (image sensor) ...................................... 112.....................71 4........ 99 Color tone.. 150 Clock → Date/Time Close-up ...........160.....160.................. 13............................. 92 Continuous shooting................................85 Adobe RGB......... 52 Color space ............... 167...Index 1280x720 .........67 Aperture-priority AE .................................................................... 35 ..... 31............97.. 42 Problem.............................. 76......................................80 B B/W (Monochrome)......... 3.... 2 Center-weighted average metering .... 55 Cable ............. 169 Auto Lighting Optimizer...........27.................................................................................................... 144 Holding the camera.....96 AE lock........................................ 208 Format............................ 31 Card reminder .............20 Battery → Power 237 ....................131 1920x1080 .......... 84 C C (Creative Auto) ................................. 160.......156 640x480 .................................. 79............. 106 Clear settings ...148 2nd-curtain sync.................................................................. 70 Contrast..............131 1st-curtain sync.. 216 Beeper............ 138 Eye-Fi... 103 Auto playback → Slide show Auto power off.....67 AI Servo AF...............................131 Battery Grip ...... 36 Settings display....................................... 224 SD speed class .. 134 AEB.........148 2-sec............... 92 A A/V OUT............................................................................... 64.................................................................................80 Audio/video OUT.... 143 Camera shake .................67 AI SERVO (AI Servo AF) ...76 Basic Zone modes ........ 138 Black-and-white image ............ 169 Access lamp.............. 84 BULB (Bulb exposure)............... 32..............................45......................... self-timer ............................................................................................... 82 Bulb ... 2.............. 139 Autofocus → Focusing Av (Aperture-priority AE).......................or 9-image index display...........................37 Card............. 169 Camera Camera shake.......... 123 SDHC/SDXC..89 AF → Focusing AI FOCUS (AI Focus AF)..

..................... 98 Flash exposure compensation........................20 Custom Functions..................................... 214 Flash ...........176 Dioptric adjustment ..................... 48 Format (card initialization)............. 68 AF-assist beam........ 131 Full High-Definition........................55 Creative Zone modes .70..... 69 Focusing AF mode .... 205 F Face detection Live mode (AF).............................. 56 Flash-sync speed..................... 192 Menu setting ...............................141 External Speedlite... 113 AF point selection .............................................................. 71 Dust Delete Data .................................................. 202 Recompose...191 File number ............114 Faithful ...........16... 206 FE lock.................................................. 173 Filter effect (Monochrome) .................... 46 Focus lock .98 238 ............................................................................. 123...................... 194 Beeper . 147. 160 D Date/Time ............................................76 FE lock.................. 47...171 Error codes ........... 147 Red-eye reduction ................... 132... 64 External Speedlite..190 List........................ 66......203 Depth-of-field preview. 49... 72.........23.........................86 Exposure compensation .......151 E Erase (image) .....82 Dial................................................... 138 Difficult-to-focus subjects .36 Direct printing → Printing DPOF........................................................................................................................................................... 47..... 64 2nd-curtain sync ............. 202 Manual focusing..................... ............ 140 File size ..... 48 Focus mode switch ............ 69....................... 33....................................................... 64 Custom Functions.................................................................... 77 Digital terminal .......185 Drive mode .................. 120 Out of focus ..... 117............. 206 Eye-Fi card ................... 148 Built-in flash ........................... 117....Index Copyright information........................................................ 88 Flash off ..................190 Clear all .................147..29 DC coupler. 131 Full Auto .................. 88 Focus confirmation light .....224 Evaluative metering ............................... 93 Firmware Ver..........................................208 Eyepiece cover ......................................... 65 Flash exposure compensation .................................................................. 46 Full HD ........ 149 Effective range ....87 Extension . 131............ 42 Frame rate...............199 Creative Auto .....

......173 Highlight tone priority ...........................................157 Magnified view............... 20 Image-recording quality....58...................... 30 LCD monitor .....................96 Image Auto playback ..................................................174 Household power ....................142................... 63 G Grid display ................................171 Highlight alert............................... 44 Image playback.................... 18 Lens........ 151 Image review time .........165 Erase ...170 Rotate .... 167 HDMI CEC (High-Definition Multimedia Interface Consumer Electronics Control) .34 Landscape. 51................................. 104 Live mode (AF)...................... 194 Histogram (Brightness/RGB) .................................. 167 Image area......................................112......................................... 146 Shooting settings display ......................... 72 Index display ................................. 146 Brightness adjustment .................................. 173 View on TV ...................... 58....................................................................... 13 Auto off............ 63 ISO expansion ...................... 159 Shooting information.................. 197 Image Zone ................. 192 Maximum ISO speed with Auto ISO . 33 .158 Playback ..................... 113 239 ........ 156 ISO speed ...................... 167 Highlight alert .........156 Jump display (Image browsing)............. 33 Lens peripheral illumination correction.........................110............. 160........................................................ 40 Screen color..................160.....................Index Function availability table....... 157 L I ICC profile ...174 Index.35 Attaching/Detaching ...................173 Highlight detail loss .....173 Histogram ............ 134 H HDMI................................160............ 155 Protect ..............................131......................... 139 Display switching ......... 72 Jump display ........ 155 Menu screen ... 62 Auto....... 75 Language selection ...........62............................................. 138 Image verification data ...........................................................................................................................168 High-Definition ........203 J JPEG ................... 21...........................210 Image dust prevention........................

......................................... 195 Mode Dial...... 74........................109 Long exposures → Bulb Low level format.................. 66 P P (Program AE)..218 Manual exposure .............Index Live View shooting.................. 158 Malfunction .............................................83 Magnified view ..............113 Grid display ..... 124 Editing out first and last scenes .............................22 NTSC ............................ 193 Nomenclature.................................................69............ 129 View on TV ... 123 Sound recording .................................... 131 Manual exposure shooting..................................................... 167 My Menu ...42........................................................................ 127 Movie crop .......... 162 Recording size ...... 134 Still photo shooting.......................... 132 Shooting........ 127 Manual focusing............ 51 Noise reduction High ISO speed .......... 198 N Neutral................................86 Metering timer..76 Movie Autoexposure shooting .... 70.............112 Possible shots ....................................................................................................... 120 Maximum burst .................................... 131 Recording time.......................... 132 Frame rate ................ 60 PAL..................112......... 193 Long exposure .......................................... 131............................................................................... 66 One-Shot AF ...212 My Menu............. 54 Night scene .............................. 43 M M (Manual exposure)..............134 Mirror lockup ...20 Monochrome............................... 84....... 164 Enjoying .... 16 ......120........... 131......................... 131 Playback .. 120 Microphone ......198 Setting operation .......... 160 File size...... 134 MF (Manual focusing) .............. 214 O ONE SHOT (One-Shot AF) ..........69..... 214 240 ....................... 76 Night Portrait ..........73 Memory card → Card Menu Menu settings ................................................83...............40 Metering mode.....................................................................106....107 Focusing...................... 160..........

......... 71 Sensor cleaning.................................................... 173 Q Q (Quick Control) ..... 150................................38 Quick mode (AF).....................170 R RAW ..... 92 SD/SDHC/SDXC card → Card Self-timer ...75 User defined ....................91 Selection............... 71...................185 Printing effects ................................ 31 Remote control shooting........................... 57.................................. 126............... 54.... 93 Sharpness ..............72 Playback ............................................. 92 Shooting information display ....................................... 109 Power Auto power off ............................................................. 144 Rotate (image).........178 Partial metering..........................................86 Peripheral illumination correction .. 233 Saturation ...74 Recharge................104 PictBridge. 155 Portrait ..........180......................................................58...............183 Trimming.......27....... 65 Release shutter without card...................... 72 ...... 182 Tilt correction ............. 27... 133...................... 24 Red-eye reduction .............Index Paper settings (printing)..................................50...............................24 Switch .............. 153 Sepia (Monochrome)........................................175 Picture Style Adjustment................ 139 Battery check..... 110.......179 Paper settings.. 142................................ 75 Possible shots...74 RAW+JPEG....... 159 S Safety warnings..... 109 Recharge ............................60 Program shift ...................................................28 Household power..........183 Program AE .............................................28.................................176 Page layout........................................................179 Print Order (DPOF).... 72 ........................................................... 204 Revert to default settings....................94 Pixels ..............203 Possible shots ...........38 Quick Control screen ..................27 Printing......61 Protect (image erase-protection).............28.118 241 .....

..18 Shutter button ..........................53 6 (Night Portrait) .......................................................................................................................86 sRGB .................................55 1 (Full Auto)...........................96 Standard ....................50 3 (Landscape) .... 19 Dioptric adjustment ..52 5 (Sports)........................................................................54 k (Movie shooting)......................... 167 Viewfinder .................... 36 Volume (Movie playback) .......... 101 Custom ....................165 Sound recording ...............................................................78 P (Program AE) ...........................................................75 Stopped-down aperture .........194 Toning effect (Monochrome) ....... 102 Correction ...37 Shutter-priority AE ................................................ 100 T Tone priority .......................60 C (Creative Auto) ....51 4 (Close-up) .............................................162 Sports..........................23 System map..........................................80 Tv (Shutter-priority AE).. 214 View on TV........................ 163 W WB → White balance White balance ........................................................................................ 160...............123 Shooting settings display .................................20 A-DEP (Automatic depth-of-field AE) .......................................83 Av (Aperture-priority AE) ..82 Strap .........................................85 M (Manual exposure) ......................216 Tv (Shutter-priority AE) .................134 Speaker................................. 99 Bracketing....... 78 V Video system.183 242 ....................78 Slide show ............49 2 (Portrait) .............................. 169.46 7 (Flash Off) ......... 99 Personal............Index Shooting mode..........................................53 Spot metering.93 Trimming (printing)..........

...........256 Installing the Software ......i Drive Mode ......................259 243 ..247 p.Z: ISO Speed .........Picture Style .........Using the Built-in Flash......245 p...........E: AF Mode...253 p..............257/258 EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk .250 p................246 p......255 Software Start Guide EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk ....Nomenclature ....Custom Functions ...k Shooting Movies ..251 p.........252 p..d: Program AE .....Q Quick Control Screen ..............................Image-recording Quality .............254 p......f: Aperture-priority AE..........A Live View Shooting...........Basic Zone Modes .p...............Quick Reference Guide Menu Operations ..................s: Shutter-priority AE .250 p.............p....250 p.........S AF Point ..........................251 p..Image Playback ......Creative Zone Modes ...p..252 p......................244 p..p...........250 p......................249 p..246 p.254 p.................249 p........

2. After setting the item. 4. Basic Zone Modes Movie Shooting Mode Creative Zone Modes Tab Menu items Menu settings 244 . 3. Press the <M> button to display the menu. then press the <V> key to select the desired item.Quick Reference Guide Menu Operations <M> button <0> button LCD monitor <S> Cross keys 1. press <0>. Press the <U> key to select the tab. Press <0> to display the setting.

The Quick Control screen will appear. Aperture ISO speed Highlight tone priority Flash exposure compensation Auto Lighting Optimizer Drive mode Picture Style White balance Metering mode AF mode Shutter speed Exposure compensation/ AEB setting Shooting mode Image-recording quality Press the <S> key to select the function. 245 . In the Basic Zone modes (except C). you can select certain drive modes and the image-recording quality.Quick Reference Guide Q Quick Control Screen With the shooting settings displayed. then turn the <6> dial to set it. press the <Q> button.

Black-and-white images. then press <0>. Style Description P Standard Q Portrait R Landscape V Monochrome Vivid colors and sharp images. Press the <U> key to select the Picture Style. then press <0>.Quick Reference Guide Image-recording Quality Select [1 Quality]. Press the <U> key to select the quality. Nice skin tones and slightly sharp images. then press <0>. For <S> (Neutral) and <U> (Faithful). see the camera’s instruction manual. Image-recording quality Pixels Possible shots A Picture StyleN Press the <XA> button. Vivid blue skies and greenery and very sharp images. 246 .

Quick Reference Guide Nomenclature Power switch <Z> ISO speed setting button <6> Main Dial <D> Flash button Mode Dial Shutter button Focus mode switch <A> Live View shooting/ Movie shooting button <A> AE lock button <S> AF point selection button Display-off sensor <S> Cross keys Access lamp <O> Aperture/Exposure compensation button <0> Setting button 247 .

Quick Reference Guide Shooting Settings Display Aperture Shutter speed ISO speed Exposure level indicator White balance Auto Lighting Optimizer Drive mode Possible shots Metering mode Shooting mode Picture Style Image-recording quality Quick Control AF mode icon Battery check zxcn OK NG Viewfinder Information AF point activation indicator <•> Spot metering circle AF points Focus confirmation light Max. burst Monochrome shooting ISO speed Exposure level indicator AE lock Flash-ready Flash exposure compensation Shutter speed Aperture 248 .

You just press the shutter button. then press the <S> key to select the function. Creative Zone Modes Press the <D> button to pop up the built-in flash. 249 . D Using the Built-in Flash Basic Zone Modes If necessary. then shoot. sic Z o n e Ba 1 Full Auto C Creative Auto 7 Flash Off 2 Portrait 3 Landscape 4 Close-up 5 Sports 6 Night Portrait (Displayed only when <C> is set.Quick Reference Guide Basic Zone Modes All the settings necessary for shooting are set automatically. the built-in flash will pop-up automatically in low-light or backlit conditions (except in the <7> <3> <5> modes). Turn the <6> dial to set the function.) Press the <Q> button. and the camera does the rest.

If the aperture display blinks. Turn the <6> dial to set the desired aperture. s: Shutter-priority AE Set the Mode Dial to <s>. turn the <6> dial until it stops blinking.Quick Reference Guide Creative Zone Modes Cre ati v e ne Zo You can change the camera settings as desired to shoot in various ways. d: Program AE The camera automatically sets the shutter speed and aperture in the same way as the <1> mode. 250 . Turn the <6> dial to set the desired shutter speed. turn the <6> dial until it stops blinking. then focus the subject. then focus the subject. f: Aperture-priority AE Set the Mode Dial to <f>. The shutter speed will be set automatically. If the shutter speed display blinks. Set the Mode Dial to <d>. The aperture will be set automatically.

251 . you can select the AF point by turning the <6> dial until the desired AF point flashes in red. While looking at the viewfinder. then press <0>. Press the <U> key to select the AF mode. Press the <ZE> button. Pressing <0> toggles the AF point selection between the center AF point and automatic AF point selection.Quick Reference Guide E: AF ModeN Set the lens focus mode switch to <f>. X(One-Shot AF): For still subjects 9(AI Focus AF): Switches the AF mode automatically Z(AI Servo AF): For moving subjects S AF PointN Press the <S> button. Press the <S> key to select the AF point.

252 . then press <0>.Quick Reference Guide Z: ISO SpeedN Press the <Z> button. i Drive ModeN Press the <YiQ> button. Turn the <6> dial or press the <U> key to select the ISO speed. the ISO speed is set automatically. When “AUTO” is selected. the ISO speed setting will be displayed. u: i: Q: l: q: Single shooting Continuous shooting Self-timer/Remote control* Self-timer:2 sec Self-timer:Continuous* * The <Q> and <q> drive modes can be selected in all shooting modes. Press the <U> key to select the drive mode. When you press the shutter button halfway.

Press the shutter button halfway to focus.Quick Reference Guide A Live View Shooting Press the <A> button to display the Live View image. To change the Live View settings. 180 shots 253 . Press the shutter button completely to take the picture. Battery Life with Live View Shooting Temperature No Flash At 23°C / 73°F Approx. 200 shots 50% Flash Use Approx. use the [6 Live View function settings] menu.

speed in Av mode 4 Long exposure noise reduction 5 High ISO speed noise reduction 6 Highlight tone priority 7 AF-assist beam firing 8 Mirror lockup 9 Shutter/AE lock button 10 Assign SET button 11 LCD display when power ON 12 Add image verification data 254 . Press the <A> button to start shooting a movie. To shoot still photos. Custom FunctionsN 1 Exposure level increments 2 ISO expansion 3 Flash sync. Press the shutter button halfway to focus. To stop movie shooting.Quick Reference Guide k Shooting Movies Set the Mode Dial to <k>. press the shutter button. press <A> again.

Quick Reference Guide Image Playback y u y u Index Magnify Select image S L Erase B Shooting information x Playback 255 .

edit and print JPEG images on your computer. You can set the various settings of the camera from your computer. Image Viewing and Editing Software c ZoomBrowser EX (Windows) / ImageBrowser (Macintosh) You can view. Picture Style File Creating Software d Picture Style Editor You can edit Picture Style to your unique image characteristics and create/save an original Picture Style file. You can play and edit MOV movies and extract stil images from movies. Recommended for novices who are using a digital camera for the first time and amateur users. You can edit images with originals remaining unchanged. It is especially recommended for users who mainly shoot RAW images. You can organize and sort images by shooting date or theme. edit and print shot images on your computer at highspeed. Communication Software for the Camera and Computer a EOS Utility You can download images (still images/movies) you have shot with the camera to your computer.Software Start Guide EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk This disk contains various software for EOS DIGITAL. Can be used by a wide range of users from amateurs to professionals. Image Viewing and Editing Software b Digital Photo Professional You can view. You can shoot photos remotely by connecting the camera with your computer. 256 .

5 Once your computer has restarted. 2 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (CD). refer to the EOS Utility Instruction Manual (PDF electronic manual). The software will not be installed correctly. 4 Click [Restart]. B When installation ends. 3 Click [Easy Installation] to start installation. uninstall the software.Installing the Software Compatible OS Windows 7 Windows Vista SP1/SP2/SP3 1 Check that the camera is not connected to your computer. Follow the windows displayed for the rest of the installation procedure. the window for Step 4 appears. remove the CD. To download images from the cameras. Never connect the camera to your computer before you install the software. “WFT Utility” and “Original Data Security Tools” software for the accessories (sold separately) will also be installed. 257 . If not necessary.

If not necessary. To download images from the cameras. 258 . 4 Click [Finish]. uninstall the software. double-click and open the CD-ROM icon. When installation ends.10.4 .Installing the Software Compatible OS MAC OS X 10. 5 Remove the CD.6 1 Check that the camera is not connected to your computer. 2 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (CD). refer to the EOS Utility Instruction Manual (PDF electronic manual). On your computer’s desktop. the window for Step 4 appears. 3 Click [Install] to start installation. “WFT Utility” software for the accessories (sold separately) will also be installed. and then double-click [Canon EOS Digital Installer]. Follow the windows displayed for the rest of the installation procedure.

double-click [My Computer] on the desktop) and then double-click the CD-ROM drive into which you have inserted the CD. To save the PDF manual to your computer. To save the PDF manual to your computer. use the ‘Save’ function of your Adobe Reader. 1 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk (CD) into the CD-ROM drive of your computer. Acrobat Reader (version 6. Click [Start] [My Computer] (in versions other than Windows XP. 2 Open the CD. 259 . BAdobe Reader starts and the index of the Instruction Manuals are displayed. Double-click on the CD icon.pdf files.0 or later) must be installed to view the Instruction Manual files (PDF format). Install Adobe Reader if it is not already installed on your Macintosh. Then select your language. Then select your language.[WINDOWS] EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk Copy the PDF Instruction Manuals contained on the CD to your computer. 3 Double-click the START. BAdobe Reader starts and the index of the Instruction Manuals are displayed. 1 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk (CD) into the CD-ROM drive of your Macintosh.0 or later) must be installed to view the Instruction Manual files (PDF format). Double-click the START. 3 [MACINTOSH] EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk Copy the PDF Instruction Manuals contained on the CD to your Macintosh. 2 Open the CD. Acrobat Reader (version 6. use the ‘Save’ function of your Adobe Reader.pdf files. Install Adobe Reader if it is not already installed on your computer.

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